Carnarvon Township supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a full-time police officer as part of an agreement with Hollywood Casino Morgantown to pay part of the officer’s salary and benefits.
Christopher B. Dunlap, 37, of Coatesville will join the full-time ranks of the 10-member force.
Dunlap is currently employed as a part-time officer in the township. He graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in 2019 and has been with the township since then.
The casino has given the township $50,000 toward Dunlap’s full-time position.
Township Solicitor Eric Brown said the agreement with the casino would cover salary and benefits for six months.
Police Chief Paul R. Stoltz Jr. said Dunlap’s annual salary was not immediately available but the yearly cost to the township would likely total $100,000.
Officials said the township stands to receive 2% of slot machine revenue and 1% of table games revenue from the casino.
The casino is expected to open by the end of the year, though no specific date has been given.
In a related matter Dunlop was awarded an accommodation for exceptional duty in the Oct. 16 arrest of two suspects who intended to burglarize Quick and Clean Car Wash and subsequently confessed to damage and theft at other car washes in Berks and Lancaster counties.
In other business, the supervisors approved a fireworks ordinance in line with state regulations. Brown said the only difference would be the requirements for a permit and bond for commercial fireworks.
Source: Berkshire mont