Nicholas Zakucia has been police chief in Geistown since 2010.
Borough Council made certain Zakucia will continue as chief approving a 10 year contract, council President Joseph Sernell said Thursday.
“Over the last five years as chief and many years before that as patrolman, Nick has shown a level of professionalism and courtesy to the people, to council and to neighboring municipalities,” Sernell said.
“We wanted to make sure he’s with us for the next decade.”
As full-time police chief, Zakucia heads a department of 11 part-time officers serving a community with about 2,300 residents.
“I enjoy working for Geistown,” said Zakucia, 44. “It’s a great little community.
“We have a good working relationship with the residents, and we provide a professional service for the people of Geistown,” he said.
The police department operates with a budget of $283,000.
The borough’s general fund budget is about $1 million.
“We make sure we provide the best possible protection for the people of the borough without burdening the taxpayer,” Sernell said.
Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter with The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on twitter.com/PatBuchnowskiTD.