Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio remembers the critics.
Debates raged about whether Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem would be a benefit or detriment to the city and its surrounding communities. DiLuzio, then a police lieutenant, gave in to his detective spirit and researched the subject.
Much of what he found indicated casinos were not a hotbed of criminal activity.
Five years later, DiLuzio is now chief of police — and he’s happy to report that he was right.