03 - 09 - 2010 Former MCRP Chief to help with new Borough Police Dept.
(LS) In a 5-2 vote last night, Lewistown Borough Council voted to hire William Herkert to head the formation of the forthcoming Lewistown Borough Police Dept. Herkert, the former MCRP Chief who was fired 2 years ago, was the âbest applicantâ for the position, according to one council member. The Regional Police turmoil ultimately led to Lewistown voting to withdraw from the inter-municipal agreement to form its own department starting next year. Herkert will work part time for the Borough until the new police department is formed, at which time he will become police chief at a $58,000/yr. salary.