Sharon swears in 3 new officers

3 new officers were sworn in on Thursday in Sharon, Pa.


SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – The city of Sharon added three new police officers Thursday evening.

It is the largest increase in the size of the force since 1998. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Sharon Municipal building.

Steve Winans, Phillip Zinz and Cody Emmett were all sworn in as patrolmen at the Sharon City Council meeting. The city usually only needs one new officer per year to replace retiring officers.

But two policemen retired at the end of 2014, and council approved the money to add an additional patrol officer to the roster.

“The city of Sharon gets a lot of action. It is very exciting, fast-paced and it is a great group of guys to work with,” Emmett said.

Sharon Police Chief Gerald Smith said he was understaffed at the end of last year. But these three new officers increase the size of the force from 25 officers to 28.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s