Pittsburgh Hires Consultant, Former Wisconsin Police Captain As Chief

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Pittsburgh‘s new police chief is from the Midwest, but has plenty of ties to the community.

Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday named Cameron McLay, a consultant and former captain in the Madison, Wis., police department, to lead the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

McLay, whose family is from Squirrel Hill and Wilkinsburg and who spent three years living in Mt. Lebanon as a youth, fills a void left by Nate Harper. Harper is serving 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in October to taking city money and failing to file income tax returns.

He is expected to begin work Sept. 15 and take over for acting Chief Regina McDonald.

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State College, PA Ranks As America’s Second Most Secure Town

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Farmer’s Insurance Group has ranked State College, Pennsylvania as the second most secure small town in America, under 150,000 people.  Farmer’s has done this study for seven years and State College has ranked in the top 20, six times.

Lewiston, ID – Clarkston, WA area was first, State College, PA was second and Ithaca, NY was 3rd.

Madison, WI took top honors for large metropolitan area  (over 500,000) and Olympia, WA took the mid-sized city category.