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Lower Burrell Police Department

The Police Department consists of 16 full-time police officers, and a full-time secretary, Sharon Wilks, to serve the residents of Lower Burrell. Chief John Marhefka manages the 3 divisions within the Department: the Administrative Division, the Detective Division, and the Patrol/Traffic Division.

The Department also deploys a School Resource Officer (SRO) Robert Acquaviva in cooperation with the Burrell School District and a K-9 Officer.

Detective Division

The Detective Division consists of 2 Detectives:

  • Detective Sergeant Zachary Beam
  • Detective Brandon Nedley

Patrol / Traffic Division

The Patrol/Traffic Division currently consists of 3 shift Sergeants, and 9 Patrolmen:

  • Sergeants:
    • Scott Miller
    • Brendon Noll
    • Stephen Cernava (K-9)
  • Patrolmen:
    • Kenneth Smail
    • Steve Aulerich
    • Vincent Sekanick
    • Michael Ondo
    • Robert Acquaviva (SRO)
    • Scott Wright
    • Dominic Ravotti
    • Daniel Rote
    • Aaron Rodgers

K-9 Unit

The K-9 Unit consists of Sergeant Cernava and his K-9 partner Dax.