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    Loss of Allentown Police Detective James Stanko

    January 19 2022
    The City of Allentown along with the Allentown Police Department (APD) is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of its own. 
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    APD Command Staff Sworn-in

    December 29 2021
    Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell administered the oath of office today to Police Chief Charles Roca and Assistant Chiefs Michael Becker and James Gress during a ceremony in City Council Chambers.
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    APD Assistant Chief Promotions

    December 03 2021
    Allentown Chief of Police Charles Roca today announced the promotion of two department captains to the rank of assistant chief.
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    APD Awarded Federal Grant

    October 14 2021
    The Allentown Police Department is being awarded a $53,000 U.S Department of Justice grant to support the purchase of technology to assist in crisis negotiations and portable speed control devices.
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    Roca Confirmed as Police Chief

    September 09 2021
    Charles Roca was unanimously confirmed by City Council last night as chief of the Allentown Police Department.
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    Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgement

    August 26 2021
    In a 16-page opinion a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals has upheld U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Leeson, Jr’s dismissal of a civil rights lawsuit against the Allentown police department.
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    Roca Nominated for Police Chief

    August 23 2021
    Mayor Ray O’Connell is nominating Charles Roca to be Chief of the Allentown Police Department.
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    Hill Promoted to Assistant Chief

    June 23 2021
    Allentown Police Captain John Hill is being promoted to Assistant Chief of Police – Operations by interim Police Chief Charles Roca.
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    Roca Appointed Interim Chief of Police

    June 16 2021
    Mayor Ray O’Connell announced today that Charles Roca is being appointed interim Chief of the Allentown Police Department.
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    Police Officers Take Oath

    June 14 2021
    Seven new Allentown police officers were sworn-in this afternoon during a ceremony in City Council Chambers where the department also awarded badges to two newly certified officers.
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