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Monday, January 27, 2014

Bethlehem Township Swears In Two New Cops

L to R: Comm'n President Tom Nolan, Officer Kevin Lindsay, Officer Nicholas Durham and Chief Dan Pancoast
Two new police officers are now patrolling the streets of Bethlehem Township. Kevin Lindsay and Nicholas Durham were sworn in by Commission President Ton Nolan on January 24.

Lindsay, himself a Bethlehem resident, worked previously as a police officer in Catasauqua and Hellertown. "I just love the area," he said. Durham previously worked at Cedar Crest College and Northampton Community College, where he developed a rapport with Township police officers and decided to become one. "This was my second try and I made it," he noted.

The Township police department now has 34 officers, with one officer slot vacant.

These officers will spend their first 12 weeks paired up with more experienced officers, according to Chief Dan Pancoast. His own experience as a fledgling officer over 35 years ago, was much different. After being sworn in, he was directed to respond to a hit-and-run in Hampton Road. Unable to find it, he had to buy a map.


Anonymous said...

Is this the police force/municipality that refuses to hire women?

Anonymous said...

6:15 You imply that the Township is discriminatory in its hiring practices. That implication is completely baseless in fact. What is more likely is you have a hidden agenda behind your loaded question.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Whatever this person may feel, that's no reason to spoil the honor bestowed on the two officers recently hired.

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right Bernie. My apologies. Congratulations to these two fine young officers! May they have long and fulfilling careers in Law Enforcement. Be Safe!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Very classy of you. Thanks very much , and well said.

Anonymous said...

Officer Lindsay looks very much like his father.