Colebrookdale Township Names New Police Chief

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Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Congratulations Dave!

The Colebrookdale Township commissioners have named a new police chief.

Sgt. David Viola, who has served as officer-in-charge since the December retirement of Chief Christopher Schott, was permanently promoted to the post, effective Oct. 1, at the commissioners meeting Monday.

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Boyertown, Colebrookdale To Again Talk Police Merger

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Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Colebrookdale Township and Boyertown will soon return to a familiar topic of conversation between the two neighbors: a possible merger of their police departments.

At a recent Colebrookdale commissioners meeting, Township Manager Cindy Conrad said Boyertown has approached the township about holding merger talks for the second time in two years and the third time in the past decade.

The board agreed to renew the discussion, with President Todd M. Gamler noting that it doesn’t cost anything to talk.

The police forces have historically worked together.  Because the township nearly surrounds Boyertown, Colebrookdale officers often have to drive through the borough on the way to calls.

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