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Sources: Bristol Borough Detective Top Candidate for Tullytown Chief of Police Slot

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Three law enforcement related sources told Lower Bucks Source, Bristol Borough Detective William “Billy” Davis is seriously being considered for the Tullytown Borough Chief of Police position.

The three sources said Davis has until Friday (today) to decide on whether or not he will take the position.

Davis a veteran cop has been with the Borough Police department for about 25  years and was promoted to the Detectives role, shortly after Sgt Randy Morris retired in 2016.

Tullytown officials were quick to respond Tuesday morning mostly pushing back on the reports

We haven’t interviewed anyone for the position, said Council President Mary Ann Gahagan.

What you have done is cause a controversy where there is none she said,. Alluding to communications she received in response to this publication’s inquiries about Davis potentially being offered the Chief of Police position.

Bristol Boro Council Recognizes Det Bill Davis
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Gahagan did say there are seven or eight candidates Tullytown is considering, but no one has been interviewed or offered the job,

The hiring committee, led by Council vice president Bryan Servis is overseeing that process, so I think your sources are wrong, she said.

When told  Mayor J. David Cutchineal confirmed Davis was a candidate,  Gahagan said that could be true, but this was the first she’s heard his name connected to the Chief of Police position vacated by the retirement of beloved former Chief Daniel Doyle last month.

Cutchineal who doesn’t have a vote when it comes to hiring’s, did offer his opinion on who he would like to see appointed to lead the department serving a little more than 2200 residents.

“The majority council have indeed kept it close to the vest. I have heard Billy Davis’ name and a few others as well. I don’t know Detective Davis personally but I’m sure he would do a good job as would a few others whose names have been discussed.”
“My personal preference would have been Sgt Andrew Bunda but I’m not sure he is any longer interested,” the Mayor added.
I think it’s going to take us about six months to go through the interview and committee process before a chief of police candidate is decided upon, said Gahagan.
She did say she doubted the publications sources were Tullytown officials “because nothing has been decided by the borough.”
Attempts to reach Davis and Servis were unsuccessful.

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State Grant Presented to Bristol Area Fire Companies by Santarsiero, Davis

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State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Tina Davis (D-141) visited four Bristol fire companies Thursday to announce state grant awards to support public safety and the work of the fire companies.

The four awards are as follows:

“Our local volunteer fire companies, the firefighters, administrators, and support personnel, sacrifice so much to protect us all,” said Rep. Davis. “This state funding will help them obtain the equipment that they need to do their job a little more safely and effectively. Thank you to these amazing individuals for their selfless dedication to keeping our community safe.”

“Our volunteer firefighters do tremendous work, putting the community first to keep us safe,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “I was happy to support these funds for equipment upgrades at four companies that serve Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, ensuring these brave men and women have the necessary resources to continue to serve the community.  It is critical we continue to support our fire companies and volunteer firefighters who work tirelessly on the front line to protect us.”

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Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough

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Bristol Borough officials announced late Wednesday that due to paving operations in the west ward, street sweeping would cease for one week and restart operations the week of July 24 on those streets.

“Due to paving, the street sweeper will not be sweeping these streets on Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th of this week:  Mifflin St., Linden St., Locust St., Maple St. and Green St.  The regular schedule will resume next week,” said a press release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.

 

Paving work being performed in Bristol Borough Wednesday
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Fishing with a Cop Reels in September Date

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The Bristol Borough Police Benevolent Association (BBPBA) announced details for this years “Fishing with a Cop” scheduled for next month at the Delaware Canal Lagoon on Jefferson Avenue.

PBA President, and “acting’ Sergeant Chuck Palmer went before Council last week to receive their support for the event, which he received enthusiastically.

September 7  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Palmer said, is the date of the event and a rain date (Sept 8) has been added this year because of rain at last year’s event.

“We’ve gotten a lot of donations this year from locals, out of towners and businesses this year,” Palmer said.

Applications are available now at the Bristol Borough Police Department, 250 Pond Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a deadline of August 24 to apply. 

Face painting, a D.J., and the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office Dept with its K-9 unit will be on hand.

Fishing gear for children is free and this is a 12 and under event for kids living in Bristol Borough.

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