Though Nazareth had no police coverage on Monday, and had to call the PSP for coverage at 6 pm, it still managed to follow through with the plan to make its top-heavy police department even heavier. Borough Council approved the new Commissioner position, although I prefer the term czar. He will be superior in rank to the Chief , Thomas Trachta, in what amounts to a demotion for him.
The Commissioner named is Randy Miller, although Borough Council also considered an application from Colonial regional Deputy Chief Jim DePalma. Miller will be paid $76,000 - 78,000, less than the six figure salary he was reported to have originally sought.