Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals in Donora and ... -- "Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause?" -- 30 October 2020
South Park Women's Club Meeting November 16 -- "South Park Women's Club (SPWC) will hold their next meeting on Monday, November ..." -- 30 October 2020
Monessen ‘Mi-Fi’ Project to Benefit Students and ... -- "The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/ Fayette, Inc. (PIC) and the ..." -- 30 October 2020
AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial Committee Donates ... -- "The AP Delsandro Veteran's Memorial Committee recently continued its 36th year ..." -- 30 October 2020
Clairton Officials Break Ground for Multi-Million ... -- "By Charlotte Hopkins Government and local officials gathered together in ..." -- 30 October 2020
Washington City Mission ‘Calling All Angels’ -- "Christmas is just around the corner, and the City Mission would like to ..." -- 30 October 2020
2020 Fall ‘Fleatique on the Mon’ -- "By Jill Runfola Pictured L-R, Danielle Bartkus, from Monongahela, ..." -- 30 October 2020
Washington County Stands Out in Fourth Economy ... -- "  The Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the largest business ..." -- 30 October 2020
Annual ‘Toast to Our Stars’ Event in North ... -- "The Toast To Our Stars Club, Inc. of North Charleroi hosted a socially ..." -- 30 October 2020
SPRN Club Will Hold Annual Veterans Day Memorial ... -- "The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold their annual ..." -- 30 October 2020

Municipal News

Members of the newly-formed Monessen Police Accountability and Internal Affairs Board were recently sworn in. The board consists of Monessen residents: Bob Stark, Karen Cosner, Mayor Matt Shorraw, Raynelle Mays, and Alan Duncan Sr.

Monessen
Pictured L-R are members of the Monessen Police Accountability and Internal Affairs Board: Bob Stark, Karen Cosner, Mayor Matt Shorraw, Raynelle Mays, Alan Duncan, Sr.

The board was created by a vote of the council at a Monessen City Council meeting in June, applications were accepted and appointments were made at the August Council Meeting.

The purpose of the board in part is to protect the public, the Monessen Police Department, city employees, review and make recommendations on improving policies and procedures, and review and investigate formal complaints made by citizens against members of the police department.

The board also discussed a willingness to learn more about policing and to create an open dialogue with police. The board also hopes to serve as a bridge to bring the Monessen Police Department and the residents of Monessen together, to establish a better working relationship, and strengthen community ties. The board plans to meet regularly to hear from speakers on various topics, so the board can continue to learn.

“I am confident that this board will do well,” said Monessen Mayor Matt Shorraw. “The board's members are committed community servants, who are excited and motivated to help our city. I applaud them for having the interest and dedication."

The Mayor said that the creation of this board is an example of Monessen being proactive, rather than reactive. "We don't want to wait for an incident to happen. We want to be prepared, and we also want to help bridge the gap, and create room for open dialogue between police, the city, and the community."

RealEstate270x64

 

MESSENGERWEBAD

Pizza Station

PaVendors-web-ad

Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top