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Part-time Middletown police officer promoted, but another one resigns

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 6/26/19

Middletown Borough Council voted 6-0 during its June 18 meeting to promote part-time police officer Cameron Gross to full-time status with the department, effective immediately.

Gross has been …

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Part-time Middletown police officer promoted, but another one resigns

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Middletown Borough Council voted 6-0 during its June 18 meeting to promote part-time police officer Cameron Gross to full-time status with the department, effective immediately.

Gross has been with the Middletown Police Department since October 2018, when he was hired as a part-time officer.

He is a Marine Corps veteran who was employed by the United Methodist Home as a supervisor working with at-risk youth before being hired by the borough.

Promoting Gross addressed one of two full-time vacancies authorized to be filled.

One was to replace former Patrol Officer James Bennett, who resigned in March. The other fills a new full-time position that borough council authorized to fund in the 2019 budget.

The base starting salary for a new full-time Middletown police officer is $54,370, according to the contract between the borough and the police association.

The department now has 12 full-time officers, including Gross, according to the roster posted on the borough website.

Council also learned later in the meeting that John Marsh, who was hired as a part-time police officer May 8, is leaving.

His last day is June 28.

Marsh in a resignation letter said he has accepted a full-time job as a police officer with the Camp Hill Borough Police Department, Sgt. Scott Yoder told council.

Council in April gave interim Police Chief Dennis Morris authority to hire up to five new part-time officers, Marsh being the first of them.

The promotion of Gross and the departure of Marsh will leave the department with five remaining part-time officers, according to the roster on the website.

The base salary of a part-time officer is $20.69 an hour.