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Former MP selected as new police officer in Middletown

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 11/14/18

A former military policeman in the U.S. Marine Corps has been hired as Middletown Police Department’s newest full-time officer.

Robert Schmidt, 27, of Enola, has been a police officer for …

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Former MP selected as new police officer in Middletown

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A former military policeman in the U.S. Marine Corps has been hired as Middletown Police Department’s newest full-time officer.

Robert Schmidt, 27, of Enola, has been a police officer for three years, most recently with the Capitol Police Department in Harrisburg, interim Middletown Police Chief Sgt. Dennis Morris said in introducing Schmidt to borough council Nov. 7.

Schmidt was a military police officer in the Marine Corps for six years, Morris said. Schmidt has been dating his girlfriend for eight years.

“Sounds like it’s time for a ring,” observed Mayor James H. Curry III before administering the oath of office to Schmidt, moments after council approved his hiring by a 5-0 vote.

Schmidt was hired based upon his score in exams given by the Middletown Civil Service Commission.

He replaces Officer Blake Bilbrey, who was hired full-time in February but resigned from the force in August.

The department now has 12 full-time officers, including Morris, and six part-time officers.

Schmidt’s base starting salary is $54,370.