The Times Herald has a pretty good article on the new Chief of Police Mike Orler. I’ve already had a positive experience with Chief Orler while in attendance at the Borough Council Meeting.
I asked the question during the meeting if speed enforcement was taking place on Fayette St. (Note, the speed limit is 25 MPH) I was told it was and just two days prior to the meeting 90 tickets were given out on Fayette Street alone. Pretty impressive.
I met with Chief Dougherty a few times in working on the Borough Web Site. He is an honest, good guy but my gut told me he ran the department the same way for as long as he was in charge and not much changed. Some new, younger blood might be the injection the Police Department needs to take on some of the newer challenges law enforcement has these days. I’m looking forward to seeing what Chief Orler has in store.
He has already implemented the new signs installed on the “STOP” signs that say something to the tune of “Complete STOP, Free. Rolling STOP, $109.50“. I think these small reminders are easy ways to make sure people come to a complete stop, we’ll see how they do.