We as residents of Westtown, East Goshen, and Thonrbury townships feel that certain individuals who have job experience and the adequate department "know how" in the current WEGO department, should be allowed not only to interview but be considered fully for the position of Police Chief, without requiring a college degree. A member of the Board of Supervisors, formally the Police Commissioner and other employees of the township hold their positions successfully without holding a college degree. We ask that the same "on the job" experience should be considered when accepting applicants for the police chief position.
Lt. Cahill's experience and qualifications meet all job requirements. Lt. Cahill is extremely well liked within the department with his other officers, and very well received in our community. Lt. Cahill is free of political motivation and will act on behalf of the Westtown/EastGoshen/Thornbury residents. We ask that you remove the current college degree requirement from the police chief's job description, allowing Lt. William Cahill to apply, interview and be fully considered for this position.
A member of the Board of Supervisors, Carmen Battavio, formally the Police Commissioner and other employees of the township, manage their positions quite successfully without holding a college degree. We ask that the same "on the job" experience should be considered when accepting applicants for the police chief position.
I leave you with a very compelling piece of literature that I hope you take a moment to appreciate and ponder. Acres of Diamonds In Your Own Backyard, by Russell H Conwell, founder of Temple University. The central idea of his work is that you need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement or fortune, but "dig in your own backyard!".
We ask that you put aside any and all political agenda, and hire the right man for this job. Please consider the requests of your fellow residents when making this crucial decision for our department. We are only asking you to find the diamond in your own backyard, Lt. William Cahill for Chief!