Ex-DA Carroll backs Ryan’s bid for Chesco DA

Former Chester County District Attorney Joe Carroll with DA candidate Deb Ryan. WEST CHESTER – Last Thursday, Deb Ryan officially announced that she will seek a historic election for Chester County District Attorney. When elected in November, Ryan will be the first woman and the first Democrat to hold this office. A seasoned prosecutor with 15 years of experience, and a former Deputy District...

DA adds three to prosecution staff

Three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner were sworn in before the Honorable Allison Bell Royer. District Attorney Hogan stated, “Chester County is fortunate to add these three prosecutors to our team. We seek the best and brightest prosecutors, and then try to make them even...

DA announces new Detective Chief, Lt.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (seated) with new Chief of Detectives Kevin Dykes (right) and new Det. Lt. Michael McGinnis. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the promotion this week of new commanders for the Chester County Detectives. Kevin Dykes has been named the Chief of the Chester County Detectives. Michael McGinnis has been promoted to the...

NOPE: drug abuse prevention program in schools this month

WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Wednesday that law enforcement and volunteers are collaborating to run a school-based drug abuse prevention education program called NOPE (“Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education”). NOPE is a non-profit program that delivers personal, high impact presentations to middle and high school students and their parents throughout...

County officials unveil new Computer Forensics Lab

The Chester County Commissioners and staff of the District Attorney’s office gathered recently to celebrate the opening of the county’s new Computer Forensics Lab. Pictured from left to right: (top) Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Commissioner Ryan Costello, District Attorney Tom Hogan; (bottom) Detective Joe Walton and Detective Roy Calarese. WEST CHESTER...

Letter: DA’s back pre-K to fight crime

To The Editor, The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention – a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts. What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention? Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation’s state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration...