|L to R: Comm'n President Tom Nolan, Officer Kevin Lindsay, Officer Nicholas Durham and Chief Dan Pancoast|
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.