Whitehall PD hires new officers

T he Whitehall Village Board held a special meeting on Monday morning at 9 a.m. with the sole intent of hiring some new police officers for the department.
The board first had to, with regrets, accept the resignation of Jeff Grenier from the department. Grenier will be moving on to work with Warren County and the board was very sentimental in wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
“He is a great officer, he will be missed.” Village Trustee Michael LaChapelle said.
“He has pretty much been running the show with us short staffed,” added Village Trustee Ken Bartholomew.
Grenier will be paid in lieu of holidays and sick days, which he was unable to take off, due to the necessity of his work with the department.
After a brief executive session to discuss the backgrounds of the potential new police officers, the board members made the decision to hire or re-hire four different officers.
Bryan Greco was hired to a part-time patrol officer position, which will automatically change to full time, upon completion of civil service hours.
James Huntington and Tim Hardy will be retaining part-time employment with the Village Police, contingent upon insurance approval.
Finally, Daniel Herrmann was hired to a part-time position within the department, a position that Mayor Peter Telisky described as a “long-term part-time position.”
As Bartholomew mentioned, the police department has been understaffed of late, with vacations, work related leaves and other issues facing the staff. Police Chief Matt Dickinson has been out, Sergeant Dick LaChapelle is now going on vacation and much of the remaining staff is new to the department. The few full timers that have been available to work have taken on an increased work load and now will get some help from the new hires.
The police also recently released some part-time officers who did not have hours flexible to meet the needs of the department.



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