Get our newsletters

Hilltown hires one officer, looks for another


There’s a new police officer on the beat in Hilltown.

At a public meeting in April, the Hilltown Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of Deslyn Weaver to the township police department. Weaver began with the force on April 11.

“We were very impressed with her during the hiring process,” said Hilltown Police Chief Christopher Engelhart. “She exhibited a great attitude and desire to become a police officer.”

Weaver, a Philadelphia resident, graduated from the Montgomery County Police Academy in 2022. She formerly worked in the health care field, officials said.

The hiring of Weaver gets Hilltown Police one step closer to being back to full staffing.

The department had two openings following the autumn 2022 resignation of one officer, who left for another department, as well as this year’s resignation of a sergeant, who decided to leave the law enforcement profession.

Engelhart told the Herald that the department is in the process of filling the second opening. Hilltown Police are authorized to have up to 18 officers, including the chief.

“We hope,” said Engelhart,” to have the other officer sworn in by late May to bring us back to full staffing.”

Join our readers whose generous donations are making it possible for you to read our news coverage. Help keep local journalism alive and our community strong. Donate today.