The Observer-Tribune reported in 1960 that the Chester Borough ordinance to increase the salary of Council members passed. The annual stipend jumped from $50 to $400, with a $500 salary for the Mayor. Also, Mrs. Edward Thomas was named a special police officer at school crossings, and she would receive an hourly wage of $1.50.
In 1961, Chester Borough Council voted to establish and maintain a regular police department. Previously, Joseph D. Feltman had been acting police officer since June 15. Source: Observer-Tribune