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Sunday, September 22, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDPennsylvania State Police Cpl. James Erme answers questions from South Whitehall Township Police Department Youth Police Academy members. The Bell 407GX helicopter is in the background. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDPennsylvania State Police Cpl. James Erme answers questions from South Whitehall Township Police Department Youth Police Academy members. The Bell 407GX helicopter is in the background. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Blake Alercia, of Coplay, was excited for his first chance to sit inside the Bell 407GX helicopter. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Blake Alercia, of Coplay, was excited for his first chance to sit inside the Bell 407GX helicopter. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Rose Billowitch and Alicia Weston, both of South Whitehall, try out the rear passenger seats in the state police Bell 407GX helicopter at the Lehigh County Sport Fields, Cetronia. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Rose Billowitch and Alicia Weston, both of South Whitehall, try out the rear passenger seats in the state police Bell 407GX helicopter at the Lehigh County Sport Fields, Cetronia. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
South Whitehall Police Department’s Summer Police Academy attendees and instructors gathered Aug. 14 in front of a Pennsylvania State Police 407GX helicopter at the Lehigh County Sport Fields, Cetronia. In front are: Haseeb Mughal, Roy Werley, Jr., Rose Billowitch, Preston Lane, Alicia Weston, Keeley Dietrich, Addison Dietrich, Bianca Buskirk, Cayla Best. In the middle row are: Cooper Bauer, Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography South Whitehall Police Department’s Summer Police Academy attendees and instructors gathered Aug. 14 in front of a Pennsylvania State Police 407GX helicopter at the Lehigh County Sport Fields, Cetronia. In front are: Haseeb Mughal, Roy Werley, Jr., Rose Billowitch, Preston Lane, Alicia Weston, Keeley Dietrich, Addison Dietrich, Bianca Buskirk, Cayla Best. In the middle row are: Cooper Bauer, Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

S. Whitehall youth learn about law enforcement, EMS careers

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

South Whitehall Township’s Police Department sponsored a Summer Youth Police Academy during the week of Aug. 12-16.

The young cadets were introduced to police tactics, emergency medical service basics and fire/rescue operations.

On Aug. 14, Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. James Erme, landed a state police helicopter at the Lehigh County Sports Fields, Cetronia.

Erme introduced the youngsters to the role of the helicopter in supporting police, fire and emergency medical service in Eastern Pennsylvania.