AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Austintown Police Department officially welcomed two new reserve officers on Monday.
Angelo Pasquale and Jason Murzda were sworn in at the Austintown Trustee Meeting. Pasquale was with Columbiana Police and Murzda was with Struthers Police previously.
Although they are reserves now, Chief Robert Gavalier says he hopes they will be full-time by the end of this year.
“A lot of the times over the last couple of years, swearing these officers in, they’ll probably be close to full-time by the end of this year because we’re having some retirements here, so I wanted to congratulate them.”
Austintown Township Fiscal Officer Laura Wolfe swore in both officers, who are starting immediately.