You may have heard about the Cornerstone Reports, this is a timeline of the events around those reports along with related news articles.
2011 - Talk and Rumors of possibly dismantling the MPD starts to circulate. Infighting & law suites plague police department.
July 2012 - Because of the infighting & law suites the solicitor and insurance company recommend an investigation be done. Council hires Cornerstone Consulting to investigate MPD at the cost of $130,000 Plus $20000 for an audit of the PD since there hasn't been an audit in over 20 years plus, $350 per hour, for a special attorney to review the report.
December 31, 2012 - Chief Jack Jones Retires
April 2013 - Borough received Cornerstone Report
July 28, 2013 - news breaks about the investigation
Morrisville Investigates Police Department
July 31, 2013 - After 7 months without a head of the police department, Frederick DeVesa is hired as interim Director.
Interim Police Director Hired
August 2013 - Fredrick DeVesa quits
September 2013 - DeVesa files report from his two weeks at MPD
October 2013 - At 10 months without a Chief of Police, a group of concerned citizens got together to form the Morrisville Town Watch. Within the previous month a child abduction happened in town and the citizens were not made aware of it until weeks later.
Town Watch 1
Town Watch 2
November 2013 - Dave Rivella is Elected Mayor
December 2013 - Marks 1 year without a head to the Morrisville PD -
Also Rivella appoints Ted Parker to his vacant Council seat.
Rivella appoints Ted Parker to Vacant Council Seat
December 2013 - Cornerstone Report Mysteriously Disappears
January 2014 - 13 Months and still no one is running the Police Department -
More Law Suites ensue
More Law Suites
February 2014 - Chief McClay is sworn in at council meeting
Chief Sworn In