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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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    APD Chief Granitz Resigns

    May 20 2021
    Allentown Police Chief Glenn Granitz Jr. has resigned to accept the same position in West Reading Borough, Berks County.
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    APD & PSP on Joint Patrols

    May 20 2021
    The Allentown Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting joint patrols in the city this summer.
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    APD Announces Commendations

    May 12 2021
    The Allentown Police Department will honor 37 officers at a private commendation and awards ceremony next month.
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