The swore in two new officers and promoted two more at the March 8 regular meeting of the township board of supervisors.
In front of their families, the board, and police chief Michael Beaty, officers Adrian Stead and Ken Cambell took an oath administered by Judge Deborah Lukens. The men were formally hired in October after being culled from a list of 120 applicants.
Stead, a Royersford resident with a wife and three sons, comes to Whitemarsh from the Pottstown Police Department, where he served 11 years as an officer and detective. Campbell, whose wife gave birth to the couple's first child in February, comes to the township from Haverford, where he served for two years as a police officer.
“I am extremely grateful and appreciative of all the work that each of the candidates put into preparing and participating in this important process,” Chief Beaty told the Times Herald. “The Oral Review Board was extremely impressed with the quality of the candidates before them and realized that each of them are a true asset to this agency now and into the future.”
The department also promoted officers Sam Ditzler to sergeant and Mike Kolar to corporal.