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Police Chief Search Continues, Public Meetings Scheduled

Two public meetings have been scheduled to get residents' input on what Norristown's should look for in its next chief of police.

Police Chief Search Continues, Public Meetings Scheduled

Norristown's search for a new police chief continues and the municipality has scheduled two of its promised public meetings to include the public in the search process.

The first meeting will be held Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library at 1001 Powell Street. The second is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Human Services Center at 1430 DeKalb Street (the old Sacred Heart Hospital).

The search committee is hoping to get public input about what sort of professional experience, training and potential law enforcement focus the public would like to see in a new chief of police. Residents will be asked to limit their comments to what they feel is important to the search process and issues a new chief may face. The discussion will be moderated and the information gathered will be shared with to conduct the search.

Norristown's current chief of police, Russell Bono, retires at the end of next week. Deputy Chief Capt. Willie Richet, who is also scheduled to retire next week, has been appointed to act as interim until a new police chief is selected.

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