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New part-time Middletown police officer sworn in

Posted 5/15/19

Middletown Mayor James H. Curry III swore in the borough's newest part-time police officer, John Marsh, as interim Police Chief Dennis Morris observed at borough council's May 8 meeting.

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New part-time Middletown police officer sworn in

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Middletown Mayor James H. Curry III swore in the borough's newest part-time police officer, John Marsh, as interim Police Chief Dennis Morris observed at borough council's May 8 meeting.

Marsh, 25, grew up in Swatara Township and lives in Mechanicsburg. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Shippensburg University. He has been a police officer for about a year with the Pennsylvania Capitol police force, which he will be leaving to join Middletown.

The base salary of a part-time officer is $20.69 an hour.

Council in April gave Morris authority to hire up to five new part-time officers, including Marsh.

Council is also looking to hire two new full-time officers. One will replace former Patrol Officer James Bennett. The other is a new position funded in the 2019 budget.

The department has 11 full-time officers, according to the roster on the borough website, and seven part-time officers.