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Coopersburg's police chief Daniel C. Trexler running for magistrate judge

Published On: Jan 09 2013 11:56:41 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 11:57:12 AM EST

From one side of the law to the other: a police chief in Lehigh County wants to be a magistrate judge.

Coopersburg Police Chief Daniel C. Trexler has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge in District Court 31-3-03m serving Upper Saucon and Lower Milford townships and the borough of Coopersburg.

The position is being vacated by retiring District Judge David B. Harding.


Trexler is a graduate of the Allentown Police Academy and has been an officer on the Coopersburg police force since 1995, and its chief since 2000.

According to a release, Trexler said he has conducted summary trials as the prosecuting officer, has testified countless times as a witness and has experience in the criminal justice system.