Kennett Township hires three police officers
● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer
District Judge Daniel Maisano swore in three new members of the Kennett Township Police Department on Aug. 19, in ceremonies held at the beginning of the township's Board of Supervisors meeting.
Amanda Wenrich, Johnathan Ortiz and Jeffrey Call will all serve as full-time officers with Lydell Nolt, who was named as the township's new police chief on July 15.
A 2010 graduate of Goldey-Beacom College and a 2011 graduate of the Delaware Community College Police Academy, Ortiz has served as an officer in the county area for the past four years since graduating from the Academy. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Ortiz will assist the department with community outreach programs, training in impaired driver interdiction, as well as in community relations efforts. Officer Ortiz was previously sworn in as a part-time officer with the department during the board's May work session meeting.
A 2011 graduate of the Delaware Community College Police Academy, Officer Wenrich will begin her new position this week. She previously served as an EMT Instructor for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and was a training coordinator for the EMS Training Institute. She holds a host of citations of achievement from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania House of Representatives and United States House of Representatives, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree from Liberty University.
A 1999 graduate of the Delaware Community College Police Academy, Officer Call is a 13-year veteran. He received his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force in 1996, and is currently enlisted in the Delaware National Guard. He will begin his new position in September.
On July 15, the township's Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of up to three full-time police officers, who were then vetted and interviewed. They will work 40-hour-a-week positions.
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