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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bethlehem Tp Adds Three Police Officers

Officer Gretchen Kraemer
From Bethlehem Township: Bethlehem Township has added three new police officers to its ranks. Gretchen Kraemer, Andrew Kanaskie, and Larissa Regetto have been hired by the Board of Commissioners after a year-long Civil Service process which included a written exam, physical agility test, and oral interview.

Officer Kanaskie graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from DeSales University and received his Act 120 Municipal Police certification training at the Allentown Police Academy.

Officer Regetto graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from Northampton County Community College and received her Act 120 Municipal Police certification training at the Montgomery County Community College Police Academy.

Officers Andrew Kanaskie (L) and Larissa Regetto (R).
Chief Pancoast is the thorn between two roses.  
Officer Kraemer served with the City of Bethlehem Police Department from 2009-2012 and with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department from 2012-2015. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at DeSales.

Kraemer, Kanaskie, and Regetto have all been sworn in to the Bethlehem Township Police Department and given a commitment to protect and serve the Bethlehem Township community. They are currently completing 12 weeks of Department field training before being assigned to regular patrol duties.

“The hiring of Kraemer and Reggeto will mark the first time that two women will have worked for the Department at the same time as the Bethlehem Township Police Department celebrates the 50th anniversary of its inception,” said Bethlehem Township Chief of Police Dan Pancoast.


Anonymous said...

Officer Gretchen......very attractive!

Anonymous said...

Isn't this a recycled post from a few months ago?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I wrote about Gretchen when she was first appointed. I wrote about the other officers when they were appointed. But I never wrote about all three together. Bethlehem Tp is quite pleased by these hires and issued a news release, and I thought readers would enjoy reading about all three together. So I ran their news release. I have pics of the other two officers, but was unable to load them.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You'll note the story starts with "From Bethlehem Township." That's my clue to let you know that this comes from the township, not me. I am more than happy to share the information.