Editor’s note: It appears Norristown had its act together when it came to finding the most qualified candidate for their new police chief. Notice they didn’t just move up the next guy in line. Making these kinds of smart hiring decisions will help Norristown revitalize, making it safer for residents and more attractive to development.
Mark E. Talbot Sr., Reading’s former deputy police chief who left in 2011 to lead a state bureau, has been appointed police chief in Norristown, the seat of Montgomery County.
After an eight-month search, borough council appointed Talbot, 43, on Wednesday.
He’ll be sworn in Nov. 19 and will be paid $117,000.
“It’s a great place for me to be,” Talbot said Thursday of Norristown. “They have some challenges that I can be a part of making a whole lot better.”