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John Hill promoted to assistant police chief

Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate John Hill was promoted June 21 to Allentown assistant chief of police for operations by interim Police Chief Charles Roca.

Hill, a former Allentown police captain, was hired in July 1993 and was promoted to sergeant in October 2001.

He was promoted to lieutenant in April 2016 and to captain in April 2018 when he directed PSA 3.

Hill has also been responsible for special event security planning.

“I look forward to working with John Hill in his new role as assistant chief of police for Operations,” Roca said.

“Assistant Chief Hill brings a wealth of experience and has been instrumental in coordinating special events throughout the city.

“Assistant Chief John Hill, Assistant Chief William Lake and our current captains are committed to the continuity of leadership and ensuring that the officers have the necessary resources to serve our community.

“Assistant Chief Hill will oversee the patrol, investigative and community outreach units within the Allentown Police Department.”

Over the course of his career, Hill has received 11 commendations: five for bravery, one for heroism, three for achievement and two for merit.

Hill attended Lehigh County Carbon Community College and is an August 2019 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

PRESS PHOTO COURTESY APD Allentown Assistant Chief of Police for Operations John Hill is a Northwestern Lehigh graduate.