Crofton chief finally gets his dream job

August 03, 1999|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHEN HE WAS a boy, Lawrence Schweinsburg dreamed of becoming a policeman in a small town much like the one he grew up in on Long Island.

He did become a policeman but spent most of his career in the large, busy Prince George's County Police Department. He became involved in the managerial aspects of police work as a command officer, retired after 23 years and then spent three years doing private security.

Last winter, when the Crofton Police Department's first chief, Deborah Bogush, resigned, Schweinsburg decided to act on his childhood dream. On July 19, he became Crofton police chief.

Schweinsburg has high praise for his new colleagues and is impressed by the way they handle problems. He finds them knowledgeable, professional and dedicated. He has particularly high praise for Sgt. John Workman, who was interim chief.

Schweinsburg is meeting with police officers and will meet with the Crofton Civic Association's board and business people.

Church homecoming

Trinity United Methodist Church, in the Woodwardville section of Odenton, will celebrate homecoming and the church's 117th birthday Aug. 14-15. Trinity is the oldest parish in Odenton still occupying its original building. The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 14 with a musical program, a dinner buffet and the traditional cutting of a birthday cake. Several former pastors plan to attend.

The homecoming worship service will take place at 9: 30 a.m. Aug. 15. Light refreshments will be served afterward.

The church is located at 956 Patuxent Road. Information: Margaret Hornbeck, 410-544-2785.

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