Friday, February 22, 2013
Two public meetings have been scheduled to get residents' input on what Norristown's should look for in its next chief of police.
Norristown's search for a new police chief continues and the municipality has scheduled two of its promised public meetings to include the public in the search process. The first meeting will be held Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library at 1001 Powell Street. The second is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Human Services Center at 1430 DeKalb Street (the old Sacred Heart Hospital). The search committee is hoping to get public input about what sort of professional experience, training and potential law enforcement focus the public would like to see in a new chief of police. Residents will be asked to limit their comments to what they feel is …
Monday, February 4, 2013
With still more than a month to go, municipality has already received interest from a number of candidates.
According to The Times Herald, with still more than a month to go before the deadline for applicants, 21 hopefuls have already submitted resumes for the soon-to-be-open position of Police Chief in Norristown. The job posting was created by Reading-based search firm SafeCity Solutionsand according to Darlene Norwood, Norristown's human resources specialist, the ad was submitted to a number of websites, publications and organizations including: It's also been posted to the municipality's website, TV channel and the public information board and submitted to each department. The resumes will be forwarded to SafeCity Solutions, who will conduct the initial review process including screening the resumes and reviewing written questionnaires and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Norristown has posted it's "help wanted" ad for a new chief of police on several websites.
The Municipality of Norristown has begun advertising the opening for Chief of Police. The ad is reportedly being circulated with several law enforcement trade groups and sites through SafeCity Solutions, the Reading-based search firm contracted to help with the filling the position. It also appears on several well-known job hunting sites like monster.com and indeed.com and it's even listed on the Feminist Majority Foundation's website in its feminist job listings. Some of the qualifications listed include: The deadline for resumes is March 11. You can download the full advertisement in our PDF section. --- Related Stories
Monday, January 28, 2013
Norristown's Municipal Administrator, David Forrest, is resigning to take a position in Upstate New York. His last day will be Feb. 28.
As Patch reported last week, David Forrest, Norristown's Municipal Administrator, announced his resignation on Friday, Jan. 25. Forrest, who has been on the job for nearly six years, is leaving to take a new position in Canandaigua, a small city in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York with a population of just over 10,000. His last day will be Feb. 28. Forrest told The Times Herald that he counts the reorganization of Norristown's code department and the launch of the Norristown Arts Hill among the work he's proud of in his time here. Several coworkers and member of Norristown's municipal council spoke to Patch about Forrest's departure and plans to replace him. "Dave has served this community with a special zeal and dedication," …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Forrest announced his resignation on Friday.
Norristown's Municipal Administrator, David Forrest, announced his resignation on Friday, Jan. 25. Forrest told staff members in a meeting Friday morning that he was leaving to take a new position in Upstate New York. His last day will be Feb. 28. Forrest was appointed municipal administrator by council in 2007 to replace former administrator Paul Janssen, who resigned in 2006 after reportedly costing the municipality over $170,000 due to a clerical error. At that time, Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono acted as interim municipal administrator during the search. "I'm an optimistic kind of a guy," Forrest told The Times Herald in 2007 when he took the position. "I wouldn't be here if I did not think I could make a difference." Forrest is…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A test for the open patrol officer positions will be held on Saturday, March 9.
According to Upper Merion Township's website, the Upper Merion Township Police Department is holding a police officer exam on March 9. The department is reportedly seeking to hire at least two new officers and possibly more. The force currently consists of: The police officer examination will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Road in King of Prussia. Interested applicants should check the township's website or call 484-636-3890 after March 4 for assigned time. To apply, download the application form (you can find it in our PDF section, on the township's website or available for pick-up at the township building) and submit it to the office by 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. The application …