09 December 2011
Sergeant William Kissner, Badge #242, worked his last day serving the citizens of Bethlehem. Bill began working as a Bethlehem Police Officer in February 1991 and has served in many roles within the department in his nearly 21-year career. In addition to working as a patrol officer, Bill served as a Criminal Investigator, Bicycle Officer and Instructor in the Community Services Division, Emergency Response Team operator, Crime Prevention Officer, DARE Officer, Detective/Sergeant of Vice/Special Operations, Northampton County Drug Task Force Regional Supervisor and Patrol Sergeant.
Bill’s time in Bethlehem was filled with honor and distinction and he made his mark upon the community and within the Department. During Bill’s tenure as the Vice/Special Operations supervisor, he oversaw Operation Sunset, the largest criminal enterprise investigation in the history of the Bethlehem Police Department which resulted in the arrest and sucessful conviction of 35 Latin King Gang members. If that was not enough, Bill also served the Fraternal Order of Police Star Lodge #20 as a contract negotiator for the majority of his career.
Bill’s smile will be missed by his brothers and sisters in blue, but we wish him all of the best in his new career. Sergeant Kissner will continue his service to the community as a Magisterial District Judge in Carbon County District Court #56-3-02. Bill won the election for this position by besting his next closest opponent by more than a 4:1 margin. Click here for more information on his election victory.
Thank you, Bill, for your years of hard work, service and dedication to the community of Bethlehem. We are all a little better because of the differences you made. Congratulations, best wishes and thank you!
09 December 2011