MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO SWEAR IN FIVE NEW POLICE OFFICERS AND NEW CAPTAIN THURSDAY AT CITY HALL

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Jan. 13, 2016 HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will swear in five new police officers and a new captain during ceremonies at 10 a.m. Thursday in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.

Gabriel Olivera, who joined the Harrisburg Police Department in 1994, will be promoted to Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division.

As an officer, Olivera was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division.  His other assignments included Auto Theft Investigator and School Resource Officer.  He was promoted to the rank of Corporal, and has supervised the School Resource Officers Unit, Auto Theft Unit, CID Special Operation Unit, and the Organized Crime & Vice Unit.

In 2014, Olivera was promoted to Sergeant, and assigned as the Adult Offenders Supervisor in the Criminal Investigation Division.

Olivera is currently a trained negotiator for the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team since 2005.  He was the chairman of the Dauphin County Gang Task Force from 2008-2013, and a member of the Dauphin County Human Trafficking Taskforce from 2013-2014.  He is a decorated veteran with over 30 commendations that include awards of valor, heroism, and bravery.

Olivera has been a member of the Boy Scouts for 15 years, and has been a scoutmaster for 13 of those years.  He has received the District Award of Merit and the Silver Bear Award, which is the highest award that can be given to a volunteer.  He has mentored 17 scouts, including his two sons, who have earned the Eagle rank.

The Mayor also will swear in the following new officers:

  • Christopher Palamara
  • Wesley Feduke III
  • Corre Sommers
  • Adrienne Monroy
  • Daren Sharp

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com<mailto:jdavis@cityofhbg.com>; or call 717 255 3015.

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