East Cocalico Police sergeants named

By on November 16, 2016
Chris  Progin  (left)  and  Darrick  Keppley  recently  earned  their  sergeant’s stripes. Police Chief Terry Arment said the promotion from corporal to sergeant became official Nov. 1. Photo by Alice Hummer

Chris Progin (left) and Darrick Keppley recently earned their sergeant’s stripes. Police Chief Terry Arment said the promotion from corporal to sergeant became official Nov. 1. Photo by Alice Hummer

Two members of the East Cocalico Police Department, Corporal Darrick Keppley and Corporal Chris Progin, were promoted to sergeants Nov. 1. Each officer is in his 20th year with the department.

Keppley does many community relations activities. Recently he led a seatbelt safety program at Cocalico Senior High School. He’s also the “go to” person for computer help at the department.

Progin does accident reconstruction work. He, as well as Keppley, said this is a great community and one reason they chose to remain with the department.

The sergeants went to the police academy at Harrisburg Area Community College together. They were also hired the same day.

Both believe in community policing. They know the community and residents well, and enjoy their consistent interactions with people at community events.

Recently East Cocalico Police gave children at the Denver Lions Halloween Parade small flashlights for safety. At Reamstown’s Annual Night Out in the park this summer, they explained different pieces of equipment and had items for both children and adults.

The sergeants said Cocalico is “a great school district,” and the community is a great place to raise a family.

The men said proud and honored to serve with the East Cocalico Police Department because it is a close-knit department.

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