New Police Officers to Work at Ford City and Manor

Two cadets that recently graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Law Enforcement training will be working at two area municipalities.

Terry Corson and Jonathan Painter were approved by Ford City Borough Council and Manor Township Supervisors to work as part-timer officers in each department.

In Ford City, Corson and Painter will make $17 per hour. In Manor Township, the duo will make $20 per hour.

Both Corson and Painter were graduates of Lenape Tech, specializing in its Law Enforcement Information Technology course of study. They continued their education by going to IUP.

Ford City Officer-in-Charge Scott Hazlett said he will coordinate their schedules so they are able to work alternating shifts between the two departments.

Manor Township also voted to hire Ashley Polka (who works at 9-1-1), Nicole Peck (who is employed at the Armstrong County Sheriff’s office), and John Krill (who is employed in Gilpin Township).

Manor Township also appointed Supervisor Chair Don Palmer as a volunteer Police Administrator. The non-paid position would assist with legislative and administrative work. The position would have no arrest powers or access to criminal activities. Police Chief Paul France will continue to maintain all operational duty in the department.

Manor Township renewed a five-year agreement with Bethel Township for police coverage. Manor intends to continue growing its police staff by adding two more full-time officers in 2020.

Ford City currently has three full-time officers and three part-time officers with the hiring of Corson and Painter.