It’s been six months since Rob Glenny headed east from his police chief job in Colorado to become Gettysburg police chief, and he couldn’t be happier. We spent some time talking last week about the department and some of the changes that have taken place so far. The chief says he believes morale is better and the officers are happy with some of the changes the interim chief had started, and he is continuing. He says the officers believe that leadership is listening and acting on issues that weren’t being heard before, and in general, he says there appears to be a better Esprit de corps. The chief says there are 12 sworn full time officers including himself, with four part-time. He plans to ask for two new officers in this year’s budget. He would also like to work something out with the school district for an additional school resource officer to assist the existing one.
He says in the short time he has been here he has been working to improve existing relationships with all area law enforcement. I asked about his relationship with Cumberland Township. He says his relationship with Chief Don Boehs is “tight” and says he and the chief have spoken often about how to work closer on events and backing up each other’s departments. He says he and Don will always agree to disagree on things, but they are generally on the same page.