Lansdale Hiring New Cop

Lansdale Borough Council has approved hiring a new police officer, as well as a civilian employee in the department.

The civilian will do clerical work, freeing up another officer for patrol duty.  Chief Robert McDyre says that means the number of officers on the streets will go from 19 to 21.  He says they are also looking at hiring another detective sergeant to fill the position he held before his promotion to chief.  He has been doing both jobs.