Interim Police Chief Appointed

In the wake of the departure of Police Chief William Harvey, Ephrata Borough Council appointed Lt. Thomas Shumaker as Interim Police Chief at the council meeting last evening.  Lt. Shumaker will lead the department while the Personnel Committee of Borough Council explores the options to pursue the permanent appointment of the Chief of Police. Lt. Shumaker is a 27-year veteran of the Ephrata Police Department who most recently served as the Lieutenant of the Support Services Group. Lt. Shumaker previously served as Interim Police Chief from August 2007 until February 2009.