Cops, Courts and Fire Government

Newtown Borough Narrows Down Police Chief Candidates


Credit: Newtown Borough Police Department

The search for Newtown Borough’s next chief of police is coming closer to a conclusion.

The Borough Council said during their meeting last week that they have narrowed the field of prospective chiefs down to two finalists. The final two candidates are Jim Sabath, who works as chief in Tinicum Township in Upper Bucks County, and Robert McLeod, a corporal at the in Buckingham Township.

Sabath and McLeod will be interviewed by the Council Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center.

Following the interviews, the Council will go into executive session and possibly decide on who will lead the department.

The borough police department is looking to hire a replacement for Chief Anthony Wojciechowski, who will be retiring in the coming months.

The Council held a special meeting late last month to narrow down the field from five candidates to Sabath and McLeod.


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Ingrid Sofield

Ingrid Sofield

Ingrid grew up in Bucks County and is a small business owner for many years with her background in business and marketing. She enjoys interacting with the people and business owners of the communities we cover. Her belief is that small business is the backbone of the community. Ingrid keeps active and enjoys traveling, walking the many trails within our county parks, volunteers her time with an animal rescue, a therapeutic riding facility, in addition to caring for her own pets which include dogs, cats, and hens.

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