Council reviews police promotion guidelines
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council last week reviewed the requirements for a police officer to move into a supervisory role within the Waynesboro Police Department.
The council changed the regulations so that a person must have been with the department for seven years as a full-time employee before he or she can be promoted to sergeant. It maintained the three-year requirement for corporal, despite Mayor Richard Starliper pushing for five years.
Previously, a person must have been with the department five years before being eligible for a sergeant position.
"The seven years to become a sergeant seems like a long time. ... If I was a young person, I wouldn't want to come work for you," Councilman Ronnie Martin said.
"We want people who know our organization and our community. ... We need someone we know wants to stay with the department," Starliper said.