chief Chief Daniel E. Hunsinger

Chief Hunsinger has over 31 years' experience as a police officer.  He began his career in Law Enforcement in Pringle Borough on October 1, 1985.  He graduated top in his class in the Police Academy at Lackawanna College on December 5, 1986.  He has worked as a police officer for the Pringle, Larksville, Luzerne, Edwardsville and Kingston Police Departments.  He has been a police supervisor for over 27 of the 30 years he has served.  Prior to coming to Forty Fort he has served as Patrolman, Sergeant, Juvenile Officer, Captain and Assistant Chief of the Kingston Municipal Police Department.  He also served as a Patrolman, Sergeant and Chief of Police of the Courtdale Borough Police Department from 1987 thru December of 1989 when he was hired by Kingston.  He was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to serve on the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission where he served for 6 years.  He has successfully completed all 3 of Penn State Universities supervisor courses (POSIT, POLEX and Advanced POLEX) along with many other supervisory related courses.  In 2015 he began a new career as the Law Enforcement Instructor at the West Side CTC High School located in Pringle, PA

Since coming to Forty Fort on March 22, 2013, Chief Hunsinger has been instrumental in obtaining thousands of dollars in computer equipment, software and other police related equipment all at no cost to the borough.  He has also started new community projects like the Prescritption Drug Drop Off Box and has sent out post cards to every nearly every resident to the on-line neighborhood social network Nextdoor (https://fortyfortpa.nextdoor.com).

Chief Hunsinger planned for, designed, was instrumental in obtaining the funding for, and led the construction efforts to remodel the police department main entrance and interior offices.  The renovation comes complete with a bullet proof security door, bullet proof glass window and pass through security drawer.  Fallen Officers Remembered helped to obtain funds necessary for the project through the Luzerne Foundation, and the remaining proceeds were acquired from a casino gaming grant.  Chief Hunsinger acknowledges that without the assistance from the Fallen Officers Remembered, this project would have never gotten off the ground.

Chief Hunsinger strongly believes in communicating with the community and has implemented the use of Social Media like (Facebook and Twitter) to help keep residents and businesses informed about what is happening in Forty Fort Borough.  A post on Facebook provided our officers with the names of suspects of a purse snatching and officers were able to make an arrest for the incident as a result of the information received.

Chief Hunsinger also designed the new patch that is proudly worn by the officers of the Forty Fort Borough Police Department

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