Po­lice Chief Pe­dro Rivera fired

Ham­burg Bor­ough Coun­cil voted 5- 1

The Hamburg Area Item - - Front Page - By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@ 21st- cen­tu­ry­media.com@ham­bur­gitem on Twit­ter

Ham­burg Bor­ough Coun­cil voted to fire Ham­burg Po­lice Chief Pe­dro Rivera dur­ing their Coun­cil meet­ing on Dec. 26.

Ham­burg Bor­ough Coun­cil voted 5- 1 to ap­prove the em­ploy­ment ter­mi­na­tion mo­tion as rec­om­mended by the Per­son­nel Com­mit­tee. A 60- day writ­ten no­tice of em­ploy­ment ter­mi­na­tion was given to Rivera dated Dec. 12, with an ef­fec­tive ter­mi­na­tion date of Feb. 10, 2018.

Out­go­ing coun­cil Pres­i­dent Martha Ber­to­let voted no to the ter­mi­na­tion mo­tion and out­go­ing Coun­cil­man Joshua Shaf­fer was ab­sent, ac­cord­ing to Ham­burg Bor- ough Man­ager Marisa C. Valkosak.

Valkosak had no fur­ther com­ment.

Ham­burg Bor­ough Solic­i­tor Michael Gom­bar, Jr. with Masano Bradley, Wy­omiss­ing, said no specifics for the rea­son for the em­ploy­ment ter­mi­na­tion can be dis­cussed at this time be­cause it is a per­son­nel mat­ter.

Rivera’s em­ploy­ment as Ham­burg Po­lice Chief be­gan in April 2012.

Ham­burg Bor­ough Po­lice Chief Pe­dro Rivera

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