Carlisle Police Chief announces retirement
CARLISLE, Pa. — After almost 40 years in law enforcement and over 25 years as Carlisle Borough’s Chief of Police, Stephen Margeson has announced that he will be retiring. The effective date of his retirement will be March 11, 2016.
Borough Manager Matthew Candland formally accepted Margeson’s resignation earlier today.
Upon Chief Margeson’s departure, Lt. Stephen Latshaw will serve as the Interim Chief of Police until a permanent replacement is found.
Concerning Chief Margeson’s retirement, Candland said: “I want to congratulate Chief Margeson for almost four decades of public service. During Chief Margeson’s tenure, the Carlisle Police Department experienced many changes and advancements. I wish him well as he enters this new phase in his life.
In announcing his retirement, Margeson said, “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve the Carlisle Police Dept. as Chief, and to lead the sworn officers and civilian support staff of this department. The men and women who serve in the Carlisle PD are true professionals who take their public safety mission seriously each and every day. Their commitment to law enforcement and public safety made my job rewarding and fulfilling for over 25 years. I’m sure they will continue to provide a high level of police service to the residents of Carlisle into the future.”
Mayor Scott, who worked closely with Chief Margeson in his position as Mayor stated, “Chief Margeson diligently served the Carlisle community for over 25 years. During my term as Mayor, I had the opportunity to serve closely with Chief Margeson and appreciated his commitment and dedication to the Borough. As our Chief of Police, he cultivated and maintained positive working relationships with so many in our community. I wish him all of the best.”
Prior to serving as Carlisle’s Chief of Police, Margeson served as the Chief of Police for Wellsville, NY and before that as a police officer for the Alfred, NY Police Department.
Details will be forthcoming concerning the process and timetable for hiring Chief Margeson’s replacement