Promotion of Lts. Blei and Kent
This morning Abington Township Police Department swore-in our two newest Lieutenants, Joseph Blei and Drew Kent. Lt Blei, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, completed two tours of duty in Iraq and is a purple heart recipient. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Villanova University. In the past twelve years he has held numerous roles within the Department that has helped him achieve his goal of becoming a Commander within the Police Department. Lt Kent, served in the Philadelphia Police Department before joining our department thirteen years ago. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan University, and a Master’s degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from University of San Diego. He too has held numerous roles within the Department that have helped him achieve his goal of being a Commander within the Police Department. This was a historic promotion for Lt Kent as he was the first African American officer ever promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the history of the Department. Please join us in congratulating them both on this achievement, and best of luck in your new leadership roles!