New police officer 'excited' to work in Jefferson Hills

| Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Jefferson Hills has a new police officer.

Borough council approved hiring Corey Brunetti, 23, of South Park Township, on Feb. 15.

“I'm extremely excited,” Brunetti said. “I think Jefferson Hills is an excellent opportunity.”

Brunetti has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Penn State Altoona.

He said he looks forward to meeting the challenges of a diverse municipality.

Jefferson Hills has 17 police officers, with 15 on active duty, Chief Gene Roach said. The department seeks to hire one more officer this year.

Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at lvanwert@tribweb.com.

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