Conrad in as new police chief

Staff Writer

Punxsutawney Borough Council, at a special meeting held at 2 p.m. on Friday, announced that Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Matt Conrad was appointed Punxsutawney Borough Police chief with the support of Borough Council.

According to a news release, Conrad is a Punxsutawney native and is an experienced and accomplished leader with an unwavering commitment to compliance with policies and safety, who leads by example.

Conrad was sworn in by Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander, and the members of Borough Council approved his hiring 4-1 with two members absent.

Conrad assumed his new duties immediately following the special council meeting.

More details will be printed in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.