Lower Burrell has hired two new police officers to increase the size of the force to 17 full-time officers, according to Chief Tim Weitzel.
Daniel Rote of Lower Burrell started in September, while Steven Guelich of Manor started this month.
The starting salary for both patrolmen is $58,039.
The city has an eligibility list from which to hire future officers. It could need another one with the retirement of Detective Lieutenant Scott A. Cardenas, who has been with the force for about 28 years. He retirement takes effect in March.