(Extensions of Remarks - June 26, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1135]
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                            HON. JIM GERLACH

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  Mr. GERLACH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Richard J. 
Brady, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on his retirement after his 
outstanding service and career in law enforcement, most recently as 
Chief of Police of Montgomery Township. Chief Brady has served with the 
Montgomery Township Police Department since 1970. He rose through the 
ranks from patrol officer to Detective (1976), Detective Sergeant 
(1980), Deputy Chief of Police, and finally was promoted to Chief of 
Police in 1982. As Chief, Richard Brady presided over the Department's 
growth from 11 officers in 1982 to its current compliment of 36 
officers. Chief Brady established the Department's Special Operations 
Unit and helped to usher in a new era of technological crime-fighting 
devices including: computers in patrol cars, live scan fingerprinting, 
photo imaging, video arraignment, and in-car video systems. Under Chief 
Brady's leadership, the Montgomery Township Police Department became 
just the 22nd police department in the state to be awarded P.L.E.A.C. 
Accreditation status by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
  Chief Brady is a member in good standing of many law-enforcement 
commissions and organizations including: Pennsylvania Municipal 
Officers Education and Training Commission, Advisory Committee on 
Wrongful Convictions, Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services 
Advisory Council, Montgomery County Child Death Review Team, Montgomery 
County Community College Municipal Police Academy Advisory Committee, 
and the U.S. Congress' National Children's Study. Chief Brady also 
serves as the Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Local Emergency 
Preparedness Council and on the Board of Directors of the Volunteer 
Medical Service Corps of Lansdale.
  Mr. Speaker, in light of his years of exemplary service to his 
community and litany of sterling accomplishments too long to record, I 
ask that my colleagues join me today in recognizing Chief Richard J. 
Brady for his invaluable contributions to the quality of life of the 
citizens of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.