Sunbury Cpl. Brad Slack promoted to sergeant

May 14—SUNBURY — City Police Corporal Brad Slack is now a sergeant.

Police Chief Travis Bremigen made the recommendation to City Council to promote Slack Monday night during the regular monthly meeting.

"He is very deserving of this and he has been my right-hand man within this department," Bremigen said of Slack, who has been with the department since 2010.

Slack accepted the position and thanked council for the opportunity.

"I'm thankful for the promotion but more so for the opportunity to serve," he said. "I want to thank the city for this and I'm proud to keep leading and directing the department in the right direction."

Council members Jim Eister, John Barnhart, Nate Savidge, Lisa Martina and Mayor Josh Brosious all voted in favor of the promotion.

Bremigen said Slack has high standards and is a great leader in the department.

"He is constantly helping other officers and has the same vision of making the police department better all the time," he said.

Council also agreed to hire three new officers that will attend the police academy and begin their training in July in Harrisburg.

The new officers will be paid $700 a week while they attend the police academy before becoming full-time employees and joining the force.

The money will come from a $21,000 state grant that was given to the city by Gov. Josh Shapiro.

The Shapiro administration awarded $2 million in grant funding for law enforcement recruitment across the state.

Kulpmont was the only other Valley department to receive funding. The borough was awarded $10,000.

The Law Enforcement Recruitment grant funding is for hiring and training 412 new police officers across the commonwealth.

Bremigen said the new officers will be placed on the schedule at the beginning of 2025.