It was officially carried out Thursday night at the March business meeting of Borough Council.
Mayor Garry Herbert administered the oath of office while Chief Trail’s wife Grace held the bible. After he was sworn-in, the new top cop of Lansdale addressed Borough Council and a room full of well wishers.
“As I stand here tonight I pledge to you we’re going to work to develop a great plan to carry Lansdale Borough forward. I pledge to you that along the way together we will learn to manage the chaos that may befall our community from time to time, and lastly, I pledge to you my unwavering commitment to work as hard as I have to, to keep Lansdale Borough a great place to live, work and play.”
Trail served as Acting Chief for more than half-a-year before Borough Council chose him last month to lead the Police Department on a permanent basis.