Ambridge Council Removes Interim from Police Chief John DeLuca, Also Promote and Hire Police Officers

(File Photo of Chief DeLuca and Kate Lowry from an interview at Beaver County Radio in March of 2017)

Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano

(Ambridge, Pa.) Interim Ambridge Police Chief John DeLuca  was  hired officially Tuesday night as Ambridge Borough’s new police chief. He was awarded a  5 year contract, according to Borough manager Mario Leone. Part time police officers Austin Turner and Josh Kauser  were also promoted to full time.

Dan Pritchett was hired as a part-time police officer  and part-time parking enforcement officer . His salary   will be $12.50  an hour as recommended by Chief DeLuca.
The borough  phone system will be upgraded , and a 5  year contract with Midnight Blue  was awarded. Cost to the borough  is $819.56 per month.
A contract with Mobilize 360 to upgrade the borough’s website, and to develop a new borough app was recommended to council by Leone. It will enable residents to  report potholes, high grass, and other issues according to the borough manager.

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