County Sheriff announces new hires, promotions

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced new hires and a promotion this week.

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced the hiring of five new deputies and the promotion of a Deputy to Corporal

The office welcomes Deputy Nicholas Fernandez (recipient of the Police Academy’s Physical Conditioning Award), Deputy Angel Chimal Rodrigues (recipient of the Police Academy’s Academic Achievement Award) and Deputy Ernesto Pinda, who have completed their training at the Delaware County Community College’s Police Academy and have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication to law enforcement.

Also, the office  announced the hiring of Deputy Brett Popiny, who joins us from Telford Borough Police Department with over a decade of experience in law enforcement and Kiri Burgos, who has been with the agency for two years, being promoted from Security Operator to Deputy. Kelly McGonigal, who has been with the office for four years, has been promoted from Deputy to Corporal. Their promotions reflect their dedication and contributions to the mission and vision of the Sheriff’s Office.

Since the new administration took office, it has hired 20 new staff members. Furthermore, the office has implemented an aggressive recruitment and retention plan to continue attracting the best deputies in the county, as well as expanding its digital presence to recruit via social media, ensuring it continues to reach a broader and more diverse pool of candidates.

Added Sheriff Kevin Dykes, “In spite of the challenges we face both locally and nationally with law enforcement hiring, I am extremely proud of our agency’s commitment to staffing the best deputies in Chester County. I am delighted to welcome our new deputies and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will make in ensuring public safety throughout the county.”

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