Upper Macungie Township began a new era Friday when 28 officers were sworn in to become the first members of the township’s new police department.
Police Chief Edgardo Colon said the ceremony was more meaningful because the township planned the police department from the ground up. Formerly, the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department serviced the township, but Upper Macungie elected to break away and form its own department.
“Everybody is eager and ready and prepared to move forward and start going to work,” Colon said.
Nicklaus Morris, one of the officers sworn in on Friday, echoed Colon’s sentiments.