Jack Bierling, facilities manager, was appointed by Gov. Thomas Corbett to serve a two-year term as a member of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).
MPOETC was established in 1974 to set hiring and training standards for police departments throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through certification procedures and standardized basic and continuing professional in-service training for police officers.
Bierling, who lives in Drexel Hill and represents Upper Darby Township, will serve on the 20-member commission as a first class township official, representing large municipalities. Other commissioners represent other types of municipalities, politial offices, and various law enforcement positions.
Bierling has served Upper Darby Township for 18 years on the zoning board and three years as a councilman. His father was a rail road police officer and his son is a police officer in Springfield, Pa.
Bierling, who was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Kelly Micozzie-Aguirre with his wife Noreen standing by in the Upper Darby Courtroom on May 27, said “It is a great honor to be asked to serve in such a position on this commission. I was very happy to receive the phone call from the Governor’s office asking me to serve. I am looking forward to my service to law enforcement over the next two years.”