A new police officer has joined the ranks of the Northern York County Regional Police Department.

Kevin S. Mengel, 22, was sworn in during a police board of commissioners meeting Wednesday, according to a news release from the department.

Mengel, of Gilbertsville, earned a degree in criminal justice from Alvernia University in 2013 and graduated from the Reading Police Academy that same year, the release says.

Megel is assigned to the patrol division and will undergo a 12-week field training period.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.