Mayor Ed Pawlowski administered the oath of office to officers Laurance Harris, Jordan Smith, Luiz Garcia, Jacoby Glenn and Mark Christenson.
“Being a police officer is a tough job, but it is also extremely rewarding,” said Pawlowski. “You don’t hear it often enough, but please take with you the fact that we appreciate your efforts.”
Glenn and Christenson will be attending the Allentown Police Academy. Harris, Smith and Garcia are already Act 120 certified and will be undergoing in-house training.
Police Chief Roger MacLean welcomed the officers to the department. “You are now members of one of the top police departments in the state,” MacLean said. “To the members of your immediate family and friends, I want you to know that these officers will be provided with the highest level of training and the most advanced tools so that they can be on the job in the safest manner.”