Shamokin Dam has a three man police department comprised of Chief Timothy Bremigen and officers Bradley Gaugler, and Eric Hassenplug. The department is assisted by Secretary Robyn Musser. The Borough has two fully equipped police vehicles with computers and video cameras. The Police Department is located in the Shamokin Dam Municipal Building.
After graduating from Warrior Run High School in 1992, Tim attended college and obtained his police training from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.In 1995 he joined the Sunbury Police Department and served as a Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, Drug Investigator and held 2 supervisory ranks before being promoted to Chief of Police in 2006.During his tenure with the Sunbury Police Department, he was involved with a number of community related functions and enjoyed working with the youth and elderly.Tim was appointed Chief of Police By Shamokin Dam's Borough Council in September of 2011. His appointment took effect upon the retirement of long time Police chief Robert L. Lockcuff in November of 2011.
Timothy E. Bremigen-Chief
Bradley Gaugler – Patrolman
Officer Brad Gaugler has been a patrolman with the Shamokin Dam Police Department since September of 2002.Brad received his Municipal Police Training and Act 120 Certification at Mansfield State University.Brad has been in public service most of his life, starting out as a volunteer firefighter and as a Pennsylvania certified EMT.
Eric Hassenplug - Patrolman
Our newest police officer, Eric Hassenplug, was sworn in on September 26th 2011.Eric is a 1991 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School.Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp where he saw four years of active duty.Eric was in the infantry and security forces during that time.He left the Corp in 1995, having attained the rank of Corporal.Eric worked in private industry between 1995 and 2010.He reentered the Marines in 2003 and was deployed to Iraq twice since then.He is currently a Staff Sergeant and serves with an infantry company based in Harrisburg.When he returned from his second tour in Iraq he attended Mansfield University’s Act 120 training for the police service and graduated in August of 2010.From December of 2010 until September of 2011 Eric served in the New Berlin Police Department.
Memorial to our fallen comrade - Officer - Charlie Attig
In Memoriam to Charlie Attig-Patrolman
Charles E. Attig Jr. – Patrolman
Officer Charles Attig, Jr. started duty with the Shamokin Dam Police Department in 1980 and served with distinction.On the evening of Friday June 10th, 1983 Patrolman Attig was shot and killed on North Old Trail in Shamokin Dam Borough by a suspect who was seeking revenge for being issued a speeding ticket earlier that evening.The suspect had received the ticket from then Chief Of Police, Warren Humphrey, and returned to the area with a rifle in search of the Chief.The suspect instead found Patrolman Attig, who was issuing a littering citation to a motorist at the time.The suspect opened fire on Patrolman Attig while he was seated in his patrol car, striking him three times.Patrolman Attig was 25 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.Attig Park, off 8th Avenue in the Borough, was dedicated to his honor and memory by the Borough Council and a grateful community.
At the Shamokin Dam Council meeting on Monday, June 3, 2013, Mayor Joe McGranaghan issued a proclamation honoring and remembering Officer Charles E. Attig, Jr. of the Shamokin Dam Police Department on the 30th anniversary of his untimely and tragic death. Police Officer Attig was shot and killed while performing his duties in the borough on the night of June 10, 1983.
The mission of the Shamokin Dam Police Department is to affirmatively promote, preserve and provide as much as practicable and given existing resources, a safe environment through a police-citizen partnership, to enforce the laws, preserve peace, and provide a safe environment, with an emphasis on mutual trust, integrity, fairness and professionalism. Core Values
Service To provide quality, professional service to every citizen we contact. Integrity The integrity of the Shamokin Dam Police Department is reflective of each member of our organization. We must be mindful of this responsibility at all times. Safety Our goal is to ensure that the community is safe for all those who live and work in the Borough of Shamokin Dam.
Professionalism We will provide quality, professional Service while being Responsive to the needs of our community. We will do this with integrity and assure that all citizens have a sense of safety. In doing so we will be recognized as the Professional organization we strive to be.