WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday morning hired a new police chief, whose first day on the job will be Sept. 15.
Jim Sourbier will take the helm of the Waynesboro Police Department at a starting salary of $61,000 per year. He is police services supervisor at Penn State University’s campus in Mont Alto, Pa.
“It’s the opportunity to work in the municipal police venue again, and to continue to develop and build the department to serve the community,” said Sourbier, who lives in the Greencastle, Pa., area.
Sourbier, 49, graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in 1980 and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Shippensburg (Pa.) University. He said his additional training and certifications include accident reconstruction specialist.
Waynesboro Mayor Richard Starliper, who oversees the police department, said the council received 21 applications for the vacancy created by the retirement of former chief Mark King. Six people were interviewed.