Concerned Residents Call for National Search for New Police Chief

Norristown's current chief of police, Russell J. Bono, retires at the end of February 2013.

A small group gathered on the corner of Sterigere and Stanbridge streets during rush hour on Thursday, Dec. 6, to publicize Norristown's search for a new police chief. 

The half dozen residents held signs reading "Police Chief Needed" and "Qualified Police Chief" and distributed flyers to passing cars alerting readers to the impending retirement of both Norristown Police Chief Russell J. Bono and Deputy Chief Captain Willie Richet. Both men are scheduled to retire early next year.

The flyer also implores residents to contact their council members and encourage them to begin a national search for a qualified candidate.

Norristown Municipal Council has not yet addressed the retirement of its two top cops at any pubic meeting, but has reportedly been discussing the matter at length in executive session. While a national search has been discussed as an option, council has also reportedly been considering rehiring Capt. Richet to take over the post. Council members are said to be split over the decision.


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Sharon McKeeman Himes December 12, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Norristown has gone to the dogs. Heck, my ferret Heidi could run the town better. She'll bite the crimnals to death while locked up in their cells. : ) Heidi for Police Chief!
Jerryfromcherry December 12, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Norristown has seen its best days! It is all down hill now.
Respect First December 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Flyer scolds Norristown Council for not starting police chief search - http://www.timesherald.com/article/20121212/NEWS01/121219839/flyer-scolds-norristown-council-for-not-starting-police-chief-search#full_story
zanbott December 12, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Thanks RESPECT FIRST for posting the link. Glad to see the Times Herald pick up this story. I think the outrage we are all feeling is getting turned into action. Keep the pressure on Council with calls and emails.
Batman December 12, 2012 at 08:02 PM
This town needs a Caped Crusader, get rid of all the illegals, slum lords, drug dealers, hood rats and white trash.


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