Last week, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh announced the appointment of George P. March as Chief Deputy Sheriff for Chester County.

March is the former Deputy Commissioner of Staff with the Pennsylvania State Police, and assumes the new post in October.

"George March will bring a great depth and breadth of law enforcement experience and leadership to the Sheriff's office. He is highly respected by law enforcement agencies here in Chester County and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," Welsh said.

For the last 14 years, March has been the chief information officer with the Regional Information Sharing Systems, a nationwide law enforcement support program of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. He has lectured and conducted seminars and training throughout the United States with local, state, and federal agencies.

"I am honored to serve every day with the very finest deputies and civilians here in the Sheriff's office," Welsh said.  "Selecting George March as second in command reflects the high standards the citizens of Chester County expect and deserve. George is a man of great integrity and character .We share core beliefs and values and have a vision of excellence for the Sheriff's office."

March served briefly as Chester County Chief Detective under District Attorney Anthony Sarcione. He assumes the role of Chief Deputy, previously held by James O. Moyer, who passed away in January 2013.