New police chief in North Huntingdon a 28-year veteran
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North Huntingdon commissioners May 16 hired Green Tree's police chief for the township's top police job at a salary of $97,400 per year.
Andrew Lisiecki, 52, will succeed former North Huntingdon police Chief Michael Daugherty, who retired March 1, and supervise nine full-time officers. The commissioners hired him May 16.
As chief in North Huntingdon, Mr. Lisiecki said he "just wants to continue the fine job the men and women of the police department are doing."
He said he plans to be an active chief and to ride along with the officers on patrol.
"I believe a good leader leads by example. I'm not going to ask the guys to do anything I wouldn't do."
Mr. Lisiecki also plans to introduce himself to residents and business owners in the township.
Mr. Lisiecki was formerly police chief of Green Tree for three years.
Before that, he worked for 25 years as an officer, sergeant or lieutenant in Pittsburgh, serving in every zone.
Over the years, he gained experience in a number of departments, including uniformed patrol, the canine division and the plainclothes and undercover crime and gang suppression group.
Along the way, he was promoted to sergeant, was in charge of the city's robbery squad and became a lieutenant in the patrol division. He also worked with traffic officers and the S.W.A.T. team.
He and his wife, Lynn, have three children, ages 23, 21 and 17.
Green Tree Mayor Chuck Hammer said Tuesday he doesn't have a list of qualifications he wants in a new chief. It is the job of council to hire a police chief, he said.
Green Tree manager Dave Montz said Chief Lisiecki resigned Friday. Mr. Montz said he expected council to discuss the search for a police chief at its voting meeting June 4.
First Published May 24, 2012 4:49 am