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.

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