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Township Salutes Retiring Sgt. Cathy Penecale

Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

After 31 years of dedicated service, Whitpain Police Sergeant Cathy Penecale officially called it a career this month.

Sgt. Penecale was recoginzed by the Board of Supervisors, fellow officers, colleagues and friends last week. Throughout her career she was a trailblazer and innovator who served the police department in many capacities including patrol officer, DARE officer, and ultimately sergeant.

She became Whitpain's first female officer in 1986 after graduating from Montgomery County Community College Police Academy.

As a leader within the department, Sergeant Penecale eagerly accepted many challenges over the years. This can-do attitude gave her the opportunity to work on many dangerous undercover assignments, including drug-related operations. She also worked as a crisis negotiator, became a member of Central Montgomery County's SWAT team, and graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Her real passion was working with the residents and children of the community.

"Over the years I had the opportunity to speak with thousands of children in the community about the dangerous of drug use as part of the DARE Program," said Sergeant Penecale. "There are many things I will miss about my job, but helping to make a difference in the lives of young people is certainly at the top of the list."

Sgt. Penecale left a lasting imprint on the department and will be missed by all in her much-deserved retirement.

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Help Centre Square Fire Better Serve Whitpain

Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

Work continues on a new station for the Centre Square Fire Company.

The new home, which will be located behind the current station off Skippack Pike, will help the men and women of Centre Square better serve Whitpain. It will contain improved training facilities and six bays for equipment.

The station's cost is $4.5 million. Donations from the community are needed to help fund the station. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and help provide better fire service to the Township .

Click here to learn how you can help Centre Square Fire better serve the Whitpain community.

Click here for a video on the new home

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Supervisors Recognize Tiferet Bet Israel

Mon, Feb 13th, 2017

The Board of Supervisors recently presented Tiferet Bet Israel (TBI) with a resolution recognizing its ongoing commitment to the community and its generosity to police and first responders.

Each year, TBI prepares home-cooked meals for Whitpain police officers and Second Alarmers EMS crews on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Supervisors also welcomed TBI's new spiritual leader, Rabbi Eric Woodward, to Whitpain.

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Retiring Deputy Tax Collector Thanked For Service

Mon, Feb 13th, 2017

Bernice Ford-White, who is retiring after 15 years of service in the Tax Collector's office, was recently recognized by the Board of Supervisors.

Over the years, Bernice established herself as not only a welcoming face to taxpayers, but also, a sincere advocate who found solutions to problems brought to her attention by taxpayers. Her commitment and dedication to the people of our community will be missed.

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Summer Help Wanted

Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking to fill summer job openings.

The department is hiring a director for Park-n-Tots camps and park attendants.

Click here for the camp director job description

Click here for the park attendant job description

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