WILKES-BARRE, PA — A large crowd looked on in council chambers Tuesday as 10 new city police officers were sworn in wearing suits and ties and shiny new badges, but the message was sobering.
“There will be challenging times and scary moments,” said Rev. J. Duane Gavitt, the police department’s chaplain.
Police Chief Robert Hughes said the new officers are beginning a new call to service.
“There will be late nights,” he said. “There will be middle of the night call-outs. You are prepared for this.”