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Allegheny Township has a new police chief.

Supervisors Monday appointed Duane Fisher, 46, to head the township’s police department.

Fisher served on the Mt. Lebanon Police Department for over 20 years after starting his career in Jackson Township, York County.

He graduated from the Indiana (Pa.) University police academy at Shippensburg University and holds a bachelor’s degree. Fisher has a masters in strategic leadership from Mountain State University in Beckley, W.V.

Fisher replaces John Fontaine who retired in January.

Most recently, Fisher was an administrative lieutenant for Mt. Lebanon where he commanded the support services division. He supervised the community policing unit, the records management unit and staffing, among other duties.

“I look forward to getting back to work as a police officer,” Fisher said. “Jackson Township is similar to Allegheny Township.”

Fisher will oversee a department with eight other full-time officers and four part-timers who patrol the 35-square mile township.

Fisher has been serving as a consultant to the police department since May. He will assume his new post on Sept. 23.

“I’m looking forward to working with the people here,” said Fisher. “It’s going to be a great time.”

Sgt. Dan Uncapher has been the officer-in-charge since Fontaine’s departure.

George Guido is a freelance writer.

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