Just over 39 years ago I joined the Penbrook community. I did not know anyone in Penbrook but the Borough leadership had seen fit to offer me a job in the Police Department. Like most newly hired officers I set out to learn the art of policing. For the next 21 years I tried my best to provide sound police patrol service to the community. In 2000 Penbrook’s elected leadership offered me the opportunity to be Police Chief. Enthusiastically I set out to successfully lead your police department.
However, through these many years it was never about me. It was always about you, the community. Whether working as a patrol officer or supervising officers I tried to do what I believed to be the best thing for the people in our community. I hope my work is judged worthy of you, the thousands of members of the Penbrook community.
Now my time with your police department has come to an end. But I must thank the officers that trained me, the ones that worked with me, and finally those that worked for me, for you labors and sacrifice. I must also thank Penbrook’s elected and appointed leaders, past and present, for your support and your confidence in me. Finally I must thank the greater Penbrook Community for allowing me the honor of working for you these many years. May peace be with you.