Three New Police Officers, One New Sergeant, Take Their Oaths

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Police Chief Lawrence Roberts, right, talks about newly minted Sgt. Robert Ellis.

The Franklin Township Police Department officially has three new police officers and one new sergeant.

The four were sworn in to their positions at the Jan. 28 Township Council meeting by Township Clerk Ann McCarthy.

The force’s newest Sergeant is Robert Ellis, a 10-year veteran.

Police Chief Lawrence Roberts said Ellis is “very professional, very thorough.”

Prior to his promotion, Ellis worked in the department’s investigations unit. Now, as do all new sergeants, Ellis will hit the streets again in the overnight shift.

“With a lot of new officers coming on, he’ll lead them in the right direction,” Roberts said.

Sworn in as police officers were Anthony Chiarello, Patrick Clyne and Nicholas Gambino.

Chiarello is a Franklin native.

“I got the opportunity for the first time in a long time to hire someone born in Franklin, Roberts said.

Roberts thanked the council for its support, saying that “without the governing body’s support with replacing bodies and promoting, we wouldn’t be where we are.”

They make the citizens proud, that’s the best reward you can give a chief,” he said.

The council and Mayor Brian Levine offered their congratulations to the officers.

A fourth officer, Craig Meyer, was supposed to have been sworn in, but that was delayed due to the death of his father, Roberts said.


New Police Officers Jan. 28, 2014



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