After nearly a year of working short staffed, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Rising Sun's four man police force.
An officer has been hired and a second will join the department within a few months.
Police chief Chip Peterson announced last week that Officer Elijah Thompson will join the force by mid-February. Officer Thompson has a dozen years of experience in police work and currently works for the Chester County (Pa.) Housing Authority Police Department. He has also worked at other townships in Pa. as an officer.