Sunday, April 1, 2012
Police Chief Bruce Fretz served Palmer Township for 41 years. His last day as police chief is today.
After 41 years on Palmer Township's police force, Chief Bruce Fretz retires today. Fretz, 62, said after 41 years, it was time to focus his attention on his family. That, and hunting. He said he’s an avid hunter; you name it, he hunts it. "I appreciate the opportunity to have served the township," Fretz said. "But it's time to move on." Fretz was hired as a part-time officer in 1970, promoted to full time in 1972 and worked his way up the chain of command to become chief on April 1, 1990. On Tuesday, Palmer Township's Board of Supervisors swore in the new chief, but also said a fond farewell to Fretz. "I want to thank the outgoing police chief. It's his last official meeting," Township Manager Christopher Christman said. "Bruce, you've …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The former police chief in Easton, Larry Palmer, will be sworn in as Palmer Township’s new chief tonight.
In January, Palmer Police Chief Bruce Fretz submitted his letter of retirement to the board of supervisors after 41 years on the force. His last day is April 1. On April 2, Larry Palmer, the former police chief in Easton, will take over as Palmer’s top cop. The swearing in ceremony takes place tonight, during the Palmer Supervisors meeting, 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. Come out to meet your new police chief. Chief Palmer has 23 years of experience with the Easton Police Department, 13 years as Chief.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Easton's Police Chief, Larry Palmer, has resigned from the Easton force and was hired by Palmer Township as its new chief.
Easton Police Chief Larry Palmer officially retired from the city's force Tuesday and will become Palmer Township's new chief. In a 5-0 vote, the township supervisors hired Palmer Tuesday night. Palmer was on Easton's force for 23 years, 13 as chief. His first day in the township will be April 2. "I've been a resident of Palmer [Township] for more than 20 years" he said at the supervisor's meeting, "and I'm honored to now work in the community I call home.” Palmer said he had met with Easton Mayor Sal Panto today to discuss his departure. Palmer had taken an early retirement package in 2010, which mandated that he leave the job by the end of this year. Panto said the chief kept him updated, and had made it clear he wanted to take the job …