SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove police officers regularly hand out citations for violations of the law. Last Thursday (May 22, 2014) may have been the only occasion, state Rep. Mark Painter joked, when he could turn the tables and hand citations to the police.
Rep. Mark Painter and the citation
It turned out to be a good thing.
Painter, during the Board of Commissioners meeting at the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., presented Chief Michael Foltz and his rank-and-file with group and individual state citations that honored their work in helping the department win its recent accreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The commemorative documents were sponsored by Painter and authorized by his colleagues in the House of Representatives.
Painter was animated and smiling as he briefly talked about the importance of being accredited and the confidence it gave people whom the police were sworn to protect. He then read the citation in full, and presented officers in the room with their own personalized copies.
Painter represents the state 146th Legislative District, which includes Lower Pottsgrove and Limerick townships, and Pottstown and Royersford boroughs.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ May 22 meeting):
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