Shippensburg Borough Council recently made significant decisions impacting the local police department, including approving the appointment of David Shroyer and Shawn Gutshall as provisional officers, with Gutshall introducing a K-9 unit to the force.
The council discussed amendments to the Civil Service Commission regulations, particularly the contentious Section 11 regarding the removal of mandatory health screenings for promotions, which was ultimately retained to ensure officers’ fitness for duty.
The financial sustainability of the borough was also a topic, with discussions on reducing the police force to address budgetary constraints. This proposal met resistance from the police chief, emphasizing the difficulty of maintaining adequate coverage.
The Shippensburg Borough Council has sanctioned the use of the Burd Street parking lot for a summer farmers’ market, overseen by the Revitalization committee, operating Saturdays from June through September, barring August 31 due to the Corn Festival. Additionally, approvals were given for a FEMA form related to the Wawa project, Shippensburg Fire Police events, and the auction of a 1999 Dodge pickup.