Local boy, 8, named ‘police chief’ for a day

Pictured from left: Officer Matt Brown, Chester County DA Tom Hogan, Chief Asher Callan, Chief John Narcise and Officer Mark Monroe.
Pictured from left: Officer Matt Brown, Chester County DA Tom Hogan, Chief Asher Callan, Chief John Narcise and Officer Mark Monroe.

Willistown>>Willistown Township Police Department hosted eight-year-old Asher Callan as their “Chief” for a Day on June 6. He was awarded the position through an auction at the Spring Fair benefiting the General Wayne Elementary School PTO. Callan met with Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan in the morning and was presented with this official pin.

After he was sworn in by District Magistrate Tom Tartaglio, “Chief” Callan assisted Chief John Narcise with conducting a staff meeting to start the day. From there, he accompanied the officers on their routine walkthroughs at Sugartown and General Wayne Elementary Schools an d learned about the daily operations of a police department.

At the end of hte day, Callan left Willistown Police with several mementos and a good understanding of the importance of police work. The officer s and staff enjoying having him with them for the day. Willistown Police plan on doing this for similar events with both elementary schools next year.