Shaler Township commissioners hire new police officer
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In a unanimous decision tonight, Shaler Township commissioners hired Scott Carney to join the police department as an officer.
Mr. Carney, 26, graduated from the Allegheny County Police Academy in December 2008 after receiving his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Westminster College. He comes to Shaler with three years experience as a police officer at the University of Pittsburgh. Before that, he was a part-time office with both Economy and Edgeworth boroughs.
After being welcomed by the commissioners, Mr. Carney told the audience he was looking forward to moving to Shaler Township. He grew up in Cranberry Township and graduated from Seneca Valley High School, but said Shaler is ideal to him, still in the North Hills but closer to the city. "I've been looking for a good job like this in a nice township for a long time," he said.
He added he is looking forward to raising a family in Shaler. For one thing, he explained, when his Seneca Valley baseball team played against Shaler Area High School, "we always got killed by Shaler. Every time I played there! I'm glad my kids will be Titans."
A left-handed pitcher in high school, Mr. Carney also enjoys hunting. He said he gained his respect for both hunting and law enforcement from his late father, Douglas, who was a Beaver County game commissioner. His mother, Diane, brother, Steven, 28, and sister, Stephanie, 18, all live in Cranberry.
First Published January 8, 2013 8:29 pm