Promotion & Hiring Announcement - 11/12/2018

ANNOUNCEMENT - ONE 22-YEAR VETERAN OFFICER PROMOTED TO SERGEANT AND ONE NEWLY-HIRED OFFICER AT MTPD

Chief Thomas Rudzinski is pleased to announce the promotion of Manheim Township Police Officer John Donnelly to the rank of Sergeant. The promotion occurred at the regular meeting of the Manheim Township Board of Commissioners at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018. He has assumed command of the First Platoon.

Sergeant John C. Donnelly was hired by Manheim Township as a Civilian Police Aide in 1994. In 1996, he took the test for the position of police officer, and was hired as an officer by the Department. Since that time, he has become the Department’s truck inspector, and is on the County’s Major Crash Team. He has been an Officer-In-Charge (OIC) for the past five years. He volunteers as a mentor with the Lancaster County Veteran’s Court.

Sergeant Donnelly is a life-long resident of Lancaster County. He has volunteered with the Willow Street Fire Department for 31 years, including eight years as President. He has served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Columbia Southern University. He lives in Lancaster with his wife and two daughters.

At the same meeting, Chief Rudzinski introduced Christian O. Torres-Garcia to the Commissioners, who swore him in as a Manheim Township Police Officer. Officer Torres was hired by the Department in June 2018, and has been a cadet at the Police Academy at Harrisburg Area Community College since that time. He is scheduled to graduate on December 6, 2018. Following some in-house training, he will begin his field training period in Patrol Division. He resides in Lancaster County with his fiancé and children.

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SERGEANT JOHN C. DONNELLY



OFFICER CHRISTIAN O. TORRES-GARCIA

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MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentm@police.co.lancaster.pa.us