Police Superintendent Retiring;
New Superintendent Appointed
The Township of O'Hara Council is announcing the retirement
of Police Superintendent James R. Farringer effective July
Jim was hired as a police officer with the Township on April
9, 1978. He was promoted to the position of Superintendent
and sworn into office on January 11, 2005. He has been an
active member of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association,
Western PA Chief's Association, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police
Association, National Chiefs of Police Association and International
Police Chiefs Association. Jim also is the Township's Emergency
During his over 40 years of service, Jim has selflessly and
valiantly served the residents of the Township of O'Hara and
After his retirement, Jim plans to enjoy riding his motorcycle
and traveling with his wife.
Township Council would like to thank Jim for his years of
service and congratulate him on his well-earned retirement.
Council is also announcing the appointment of Sergeant Scott
K. Slagel as the Superintendent of the Township of O'Hara
Scott joined the Township Police Department on March 2, 1994
as a patrol officer. He was promoted to Sergeant on December
11, 2007. Scott holds a degree in Administration of Justice
from Penn State University and resides in the Fox Chapel Area
School District with his wife and 3 sons.
Scott plans on maintaining Jim's legacy of providing excellent
police services to our community. He also plans on focusing
on school safety and community policing. He believes it is
imperative to maintain the trust and respect of the community.
Township Council would like to congratulate Scott on his
promotion and wish him great success as the Superintendent
for the Township of O'Hara Police Department.