A small group gathered on the corner of Sterigere and Stanbridge streets during rush hour on Thursday, Dec. 6, to publicize Norristown's search for a new police chief.
The half dozen residents held signs reading "Police Chief Needed" and "Qualified Police Chief" and distributed flyers to passing cars alerting readers to the impending retirement of both Norristown Police Chief Russell J. Bono and Deputy Chief Captain Willie Richet. Both men are scheduled to retire early next year.
The flyer also implores residents to contact their council members and encourage them to begin a national search for a qualified candidate.
Norristown Municipal Council has not yet addressed the retirement of its two top cops at any pubic meeting, but has reportedly been discussing the matter at length in executive session. While a national search has been discussed as an option, council has also reportedly been considering rehiring Capt. Richet to take over the post. Council members are said to be split over the decision.
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