Longtime PVPD officers are now commanders
Top photo, Lt. James Edelstein's wife, Sarah, pins his new badge on his uniform as his son, Jacob, and Police Chief Bill Fessler look on during a ceremony Thursday at Town Council Chambers to promote Edelstein and Det. Sgt. Art Askew as the department's new commanders.
Bottom photo, Askew takes his oath from Mayor Harvey Skoog as Town Attorney Ivan Legler looks on.
Fessler said both Edelstein and Askew are "talented and progressive individuals who will get us to the next level" of policing in the department. Fessler also thanked the men's wives and families for their support.
"If you didn't support them, they wouldn't be standing here," he said.