Five New Probationary Police Officers to Be Sworn In

The York City Police Department will swear in 5 new police officers on Monday, June 19 at 1:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 S. George St. These new officers will increase the total size of the York City police force from 104 officers to 109 officers. The new officers and their backgrounds are:

Bryce Shields

Bryce Shields was born in York and has been a resident of York his entire life. He obtained a degree in Business Administration from Valley Forge Military College. His deep respect for law enforcement makes him feel that serving with his hometown police will be an honor and a privilege.

Camryn Lee Van Valen

Camryn Lee Van Valen was born in York Haven and currently resides there as well. He is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. He wants to be an officer in the York area because he is familiar with it, comfortable with it, and wants to help make his community a better place.

David Oaster

David Oaster was born in Hanover and currently lives in Mount Wolf. He has worked as a mechanic and owns a landscaping business. He graduated from the Harrisburg Area Community College Police Academy and began a police career with the Hampden Township Police Department. He believes being a police officer is a calling and allows him to be part of something bigger than himself.

Sterling D. Brown

Sterling D. Brown was born in Philadelphia and currently resides in Lancaster. He is finishing his degree in criminal justice and graduated from Piccola Law Enforcement Complex last year. His career has included being an educator in the School District of Reading, a street sergeant for the Reading Parking Authority, and a correctional officer with Lancaster County prison. Recognized for his community involvement, Sterling also once saved the life of an individual who was shot – part of what has inspired him to become a police officer.

Jared Sutch

Jared Sutch was born in Harrisburg and currently lives in Dillsburg. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps, later worked in excavating, graduated from the Harrisburg Area Community College Police Academy, and is currently a student at Harrisburg Area Community College studying criminal justice. He calls policing a “noble profession” and wants to work for the York City Police Department because of its strong and respectful relationship with the community.

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