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WCPD officer promoted to sergeant

Eight police promotions in three months

Post Date:01/25/2017 1:26 PM

The West Chester Board of Trustees promoted a 13-year veteran of the force at their Jan. 24 meeting.


Douglas Farris was promoted to the rank of sergeant to fill a vacant position.

“Officer Farris has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a knack for detail in all areas of his service with our department,” West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog said.

Farris has been a police officer for West Chester since 2003. He was selected to serve as a member of the SWAT team in 2006 and later named a SWAT team leader. In 2008, Farris was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Section as a detective.

Eight West Chester Police officers have been promoted up the ranks since October 2015 including one to assistant chief, two each to captain and lieutenant, and three to sergeant. 

Watch the pinning ceremony from the Jan. 24 Board of Trustees meeting >

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