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Upper Macungie swears in police force

Published On: Dec 27 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 28 2012 07:09:50 PM EST

A new police force is preparing for duty.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -

A new police force is preparing for duty.

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department held swearing-in ceremonies.

The first round was held Friday afternoon for sergeants, detectives and patrol officers.
More officers will be sworn in at 7:00.

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You'll recall, in March Upper Mac voted to break away from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department which is disbanding at year's end.

All told there will be 28 cops serving the new department including some from Berks-Lehigh.