Personnel

Chief Pete Wayda  graduated the 29th class of the Allentown Police Academy.  He joined the department in 1982 as a part-time police officer and was then hired full-time in 1984.  In 1990 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and then named Chief of Police in April 2013.

Chief Wayda attended the Criminal Investigators School and the Identification School at the Allentown Police Academy.  He received extensive training in the use of firearms and is an NRA and PA State Police Certified Firearms Instructor.  He is an Active Shooter Instructor and Patrol Rifle Instructor through the NTOA and is certified as a less Lethal Munitions Instructor and Oleoresin Capsicum Instructor.  Chief Wayda is an original member of the department’s bicycle patrol and is a IPMBA Certified Police Cyclist.  During his time with the department Chief Wayda has received 4 commendations and an award from the American Police Hall of Game for his exceptional arrest of a burglary suspect.  He has received a commendation from the State Attorney Generals office for outstanding work as a member of the Northampton County Drug Task Force.

Email:  pwayda

 

Sergeant Jason Nothstein   graduated from Lehighton High School and the Lackawanna Junior College Police Academy.  He joined the department in 2000.  He is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a Child Seat Technician.  He is one of the departments certified Field Training Officers.  He has been selected as a Top Gun in Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol arrests by a municipal officer for five years.  He has also received several Certificates of Appreciation from the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force for his work in DUI arrests.  Officer Nothstein is also an IPMBA certified Police Cyclist.  Officer Nothstein is also one of only a handful of municipal police officers certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

Email:  jnothstein

 

Patrol Officer Scott Ledo  graduated from Palmerton High School and the Allentown Police Academy.  He joined the department in 2001.  He is certified as an instructor in firearms, patrol rifle, and shotgun.  Officer Ledo is also certified as a Glock Armorer.  During his time with the department he has received one Police Commendation and was awarded 2008 Top Gun in Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol arrests by a municipal officer.

Email:  sledo

 

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