Norristown Police Department hires three new officers

Press Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2017

Norristown Police Department hires three new officers


NORRISTOWN, PA – The Norristown Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of the three new full time entry-level police officers.

Officer Stephanie Flynn is originally from Georgia and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Widener University.   She previously worked as a mental health caseworker before attending the police academy in 2016.  She likes to snowboard, watch sports and spend time down the shore. 

Officer Samantha O’Neill is a North Penn graduate and a Second Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy.  Officer O’Neill formerly worked as a Montgomery County Sheriff.  She enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her husband and Rottweiler.  

Officer Paul Gaunya grew up in Connecticut before relocating to Pennsylvania in 2013 with his wife.  Most recently he was a correctional officer at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.   Paul is a New York Jets and Boston Red Sox fan.

Norristown now has 67 total police officers in the department.  "Our newest Police Officers are a great addition to the department and to the Norristown community.  Said Police Chief Mark Talbot, “We took our time in seeking out candidates that have the most potential for increasing the quality of living in Norristown. We are confident that we've succeeded in picking the right men and women for the job!"

The mission of the Norristown Police Department is to protect life and property; to understand and serve the needs of the municipality's neighborhoods; and to improve the quality of life by maintaining order, recognizing and resolving community problems, and apprehending criminals.




Gabriela Prete, Public Information Officer

Norristown Municipality

235 East Airy Street

Norristown, PA 19401

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Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
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