SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) — A suspended northwestern Pennsylvania police chief has entered a first offender's program for charges that he falsely listed three officers as having received state firearms certifications.
The Bradford Era (http://bit.ly/MWNRtK ) reports Kane Chief Brian Hillard must perform at least 240 hours of community service during his one-year probation on Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. If he does that, his arrest on charges of unsworn falsification and records tampering charges could be expunged from his record.
Hillard was accepted into the program after appearing before a McKean County judge on Monday.
Hillard remains suspended from his job and his attorney, John Schwab, says the chief is "interested in moving on with his life."
Hillard is charged with listing the officers on a roster of those who were certified for firearms training in 2012, even though they weren't certified.
Information from: The Bradford Era, http://www.bradfordera.com