New police officer hired in Aspinwall
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.