Petition Closed
Petitioning East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Senya Isayeff and 10 others

East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors: Remove College Degree requirement for Westtown East Goshen Police Chief

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.

Letter to
East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Senya Isayeff
Chief of Police Eugene Dooley
Daily Local News Michael Price
and 8 others
Westtown East Goshen Police Commissioner Carol DeWolf
Westtown East Goshen Police Commissioner Charles Barber
East Goshen Township Manager Rick Smith
East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors E. Martin Shane
East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Charles Proctor
East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Carmen Battavio
East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors Thom Clapper
Governor Thomas Corbett
We as residents living and working in and around Westtown, East Goshen, and Thornbury townships, feel that Lt. William Cahill, who has job experience and the adequate department "know how" in the current WEGO Police Department, should be allowed not only to interview but be hired and promoted successfully into the position of Police Chief.
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!