Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mahanoy City Appoints New Officer in Charge

With the announcement of Chief Zipovsky leaving to be the Rush Township Police Chief, a new Officer in Charge was appointed at Tuesday night's Borough Council Meeting.

The announcement was made during the meeting that Police Chief Kenneth Zipovsky's last day working for the borough of Mahanoy City would be July 20th.

Zipovsky was hired by the borough in November 2017 and began as chief in the new year.

After the passing of Rush Township's Police Chief Lipsett in late May, the township looked to Zipovsky to fill the position.  Zipovsky accepted in early June, but said he would take on the roll of Chief for both temporarily.

With the chief leaving, there was a need for a temporary officer in charge while the borough begins the process to hire a permanent chief.

The borough council voted to designate Mahanoy City Patrolman Thomas Rentschler as the temporary office-in-charge. 

CORRECTION: In the article we stated that the vote was unanimous. That was incorrect, 3 members voted, 2 abstained and 2 were absent.

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