Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Township Promotes Patrolman to Chief

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Township Promotes Patrolman to Chief

Article excerpt

In a 9-0 vote Monday, Ross commissioners named police Officer Ralph Freedman, a veteran of almost 40 years in law enforcement, as their choice to become the township's new police chief.

Freedman first worked as an officer in Ross in 1966, and during the next 15 years was promoted to detective, then sergeant.

He left the Ross department in 1981 to serve as a Republican district justice in McCandless, where he was known for his work with juvenile offenders, offering some youths work alternatives to fines for certain infractions.

He returned to Ross in 1993 and has served as a patrolman since. If he passes civil service scrutiny, he will replace Chief Gregory Tenos, who will retire in May.

Commissioner Dan DeMarco made the motion to recommend Freedman to the township's civil service board. …

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