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New police officer hired in Aspinwall

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Police officer Leann Heffley with Aspinwall Acting Chief Dave Nemec. Heffley was expected to be sworn-in as a part-time officer in the borough on May 9, 2018.
Tawnya Panizzi | Tribune-Review
Police officer Leann Heffley with Aspinwall Acting Chief Dave Nemec. Heffley was expected to be sworn-in as a part-time officer in the borough on May 9, 2018.

Aspinwall council May 9 hired part-time police Officer Leann Heffley, a current full-time officer with the Allegheny County Housing Authority police.

Heffley's swearing-in comes four months after council hired part-timer Ryan Clark to bolster the department.

There are currently five full-time officers, including Acting Chief Dave Nemec. Heffley will become the fourth part-time officer.

“We're particular about who we hire,” Nemec said. “(Heffley) was at the top of our list.”

Nemec said Heffley, a Bellevue resident, fits with the borough's style of community-oriented policing. She will be expected to walk through the borough and interact with residents, Nemec said.

In other news:

• Council is scheduled to appoint a part-time code enforcement officer during its June 13 meeting.

The new hire will work at least 15 hours a week, enforcing ordinances related to streets, sidewalks, snow and weeds. Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 217 Commercial Ave..

• Mayor Joe Noro said the police department will host a community movie night this summer at the Ben Killian Ballfield.

It is expected to be scheduled in June.

“We'll open up the canteen, have some ice cream,” Noro said.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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