Southwestern Regional Police Board names officer in charge
The Southwestern Regional Police Board has named the officer who will assume the chief's duties once Chief Greg Bean officially leaves the department.
In accepting Bean's resignation at Tuesday's meeting, the board agreed that Bean will train Sgt. Jamie Stalcup to handle the chief's duties.
"He is at this point not officially named the chief," said Matt Bollinger, a Heidelberg Township supervisor who serves as the board chairman, although Bean has recommended Stalcup for the position.
Bean's resignation is effective June 5, and his last day will be May 15.
Bollinger said the board likely won't choose an official chief until the situation is resolved with North Codorus Township, which still intends to leave the department by year's end.
In addition to North Codorus Township, the department serves Heidelberg Township, Manheim Township and Spring Grove.
Bean, who has been chief since the department's inception 17 years ago, accepted a management position with the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association in Harrisburg.
Stalcup: Bean said Stalcup has been with the department since its formation.
He was a member of the Heidelberg Township Police Department before it became part of Southwestern Regional Police. Before that, he was an officer with Northern York County Regional Police.
“Sgt. Stalcup has always had a goal of becoming more involved in the management perspective of policing," Bean said.
Stalcup was promoted to sergeant in 2011. Three years ago, he took Northwestern University's executive management program, a challenging, time-consuming program that gets involved in aspects of police management, according to Bean.
In 2012, Bean nominated Stalcup for the county's officer of the year.
“He’ll be able to perform my functions, and I very much believe he’ll do even better," Bean said.
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