(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.