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New Uniontown Police Chief Swearing in and Pinning Ceremony Monday at 4 pm

New Uniontown Police Chief Swearing in and Pinning Ceremony Monday at 4 pm

Bill Stephens

January 25th, 2016

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The City of Uniontown has a new police chief.

It comes as no surprise that a familiar face and name around Uniontown has been chosen as the new police chief. Uniontown Police Department’s Assistant Chief Jeffery Hart will be sworn in during a ceremony Monday afternoon.

53 year old Chief Hart lives in Uniontown and has been with the Uniontown Police Department since April 2011. Hart has been in law enforcement since 1981 when he joined the US Army and served as a Military Police Officer in Okinawa, Japan.

In addition, he served as a deputy sheriff in Henderson from 1984-1986, and from 1986 to 2010 he served as a patrolman, detective, sergeant and then retired as Lt. Colonel with the Morganfield Police Department. Hart served as acting chief for the St. Elmo, Illinois Police Department from 2010 to 2011, just prior to joining the Uniontown Police Department.

Chief Hart holds five certifications from the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council…Basic Police Officer, Intermediate Police Officer, Advanced Police Officer, Police Investigator and Police Supervisor. Plus, he has 53 college hours towards his associate degree and over 2100 hours of Kentucky Police Academy training and an additional 700 plus hours of other academy and law enforcement training.

The public is invited to the swearing in and pinning ceremony, weather permitting, Monday afternoon, January 25, 2016 at 4:00. Following the ceremony there will be a small reception with refreshments.

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