Chief Jason Gagorik has been a dedicated public safety professional for 30 years. His experience includes progressive responsibilities and assignments in law enforcement, emergency medical services, and emergency management.
Chief Gagorik joined the Whitehall Borough Police Department in 2002. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2014, Deputy Chief of Police in 2017, Emergency Management Coordinator in 2018, and Chief of Police in 2021. Secondary duty assignments include Field Training Officer, Lead Investigator for Crimes Against Children, Crisis Negotiator for SHACOG CIRT, and System Administrator for many of the Department information technology projects.
Chief Gagorik has taken many educational courses during his career to broaden his knowledge and sharpen his leadership skills. He received an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2007, Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2010, and completed several police leadership programs sponsored by Penn State University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2020, he graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. The University’s School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in police leadership and management, and additional electives over a 22-week period.
Chief Gagorik is committed to maintaining the Police Department’s tradition of providing courtesy and professional police services to the residents and visitors of Whitehall Borough. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call him at 412-884-1100 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.