Bethlehem welcomes first female sergeant

"Master Sgt. James Kerr (now first sergeant) was hired in 1982, and he was promoted in 1989," Corsi said. "He is the longest tenured supervisor in the department."

Patrol Sgt. Cocchiara is a 10-year veteran of the Bethlehem Police Department, and with her new position she will now take on a supervisory role.

"Officer Chad Rice was hired in 2001. He's a former DARE officer at the department, and currently working as a school resource officer," Corsi said.

"He's been promoted to detective."

Corsi congratulated all the officers, and the Bethlehem Police Benevolent Association provided food and refreshments after the ceremony was finished.


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