Weissport names chief of police
By DEREK SOLT
Weissport Borough Council on Monday voted unanimously to promote officer-in-charge Brent Getz to chief of police. Council set the chief’s salary at $18 per hour, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019. He will work on a part-time basis.
Getz was hired as a part-time officer for Weissport in July 2017.
Also during the meeting, Mayor Paulette Watson provided council with a summary of police activity for 2018.
Weissport police responded to 124 incidents, including the following:
• 22 Abandoned vehicle reports.
• 15 Theft investigations.
• 20 Assists to other police agencies.
• 7 Found property calls.
• 5 Ordinance violations.
• 5 Domestic incidents.
• 11 Harassment cases.
• 10 Traffic citations issued.