When the opportunity arose to apply to the Middletown Police Department, Brian Hyams jumped at the chance. A part-time officer in New Hope Borough and paramedic, Hyams was well-aware of the township's support of the uniform.
"I really wanted to come here," said Hyams, a Holland native and 1998 Archbishop Wood graduate. "The name Middletown has a reputation for strong citizenship."
That wish came true Monday night as Hyams took the oath and officially joined the Middletown Police Department. Officers Timothy McNulty and Timothy Filoon were also sworn in by Board of Supervisors Chairperson Pat Mallon, bringing the department's total officers up to 52. Township Manager Stephanie Teoli said she has been authorized by the board to add two more and bring the department's numbers to the full complement of 54 officers.
Filoon grew up in Levittown and is a graduate of Pennsbury High School. He attended the Delaware County Police Academy and served as an officer in Bristol for seven years.
A Lansdale native and graduate of Lansdale Catholic, McNulty has worked for years as a security officer before finally earning his badge. Plans are in motion to move his family to Middletown and join the community.
"I just like helping people," said McNulty. "And I believe the best time to help people is when they are at their worst."