Hazleton Police Department Welcomes New Officers

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The Hazleton police department is beefing-up the force to fight crime.

Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale and Mayor Jeff Cusat swore in six new police officers on Friday.

The city also welcomed a new fire fighter.

Chief Speziale says the addition of the new law enforcement officials is important so everyone can work together.

  Also on Friday, Hazleton firefighter Nathaniel Altmiller and city detective Brian Schoonmaker were presented with the Mayor's lifesaving award.

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