Chester County Sheriff’s office welcomes three new deputies

Submitted photoChester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh (from left) is joined by Deputy Marian ‘My’ Inderelst, Deputy Keith Neiswender, Deputy Howard ‘Larry’ Sipple, and Chief Deputy Jason Suydam.
Submitted photoChester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh (from left) is joined by Deputy Marian ‘My’ Inderelst, Deputy Keith Neiswender, Deputy Howard ‘Larry’ Sipple, and Chief Deputy Jason Suydam.

West Chester >> Three new deputies joined the Chester County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 14.

During a swearing-in ceremony in Courtroom One of the Chester County Justice Center, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh explained that the positions were highly competitive.

“You should be very proud,” she said, addressing the relatives and friends of Marian “My” Inderelst, Keith Neiswender, and Howard “Larry” Sipple. “I think we have one of the best offices in the country.”

Welsh said the three deputies, who already have their Act 120 police certification, will participate in a rigorous 11-week regimen of orientation and field training. Inderelst and Sipple will then travel to Harrisburg for two weeks of state training, a program that Neiswender has already completed.

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For Inderelst, a Chester County native, the job represents an exciting third career. She began her working life in her family’s fourth-generation sand-mining business. After her father sold the company, she went back to school to become a licensed veterinary technician and began working at the University of Pennsylvania’s small animal hospital.

During her tenure as a vet tech, she developed interest in police work through an affiliation with a SWAT team. That fueled her decision to attend the Delaware County Community College’s Police Academy. She graduated in 2017 and accepted a part-time position with the West Brandywine Township Police Department. Part of her attraction of the Sheriff’s Office was its K-9 Unit, she said, adding that it would be a dream to connect two of her passions.

Keith Neiswender, a native of Birdsboro, graduated from the Montgomery County Community College’s Police Academy in 2005 after stints in the Navy and Army National Guard.

Neiswender comes to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office with experience from the Berks County Sheriff’s Office, where he attained the rank of sergeant and worked in a variety of areas, including the civil and warrants divisions, as well as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Neiswender maintains a strong commitment to fallen law-enforcement officers, participating annually in a bike ride to Washington D.C. to ensure that those who paid the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. On his bucket list: learning to play the bagpipes.

Howard “Larry” Sipple took a circuitous route to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. A self-described “military brat,” he lived in numerous states before graduating from high school in Delaware. His post-diploma options – police, military, or college – received inspiration from his father’s military service background as well as an uncle’s employment as a state trooper. Sipple earned an associate’s degree in arts and sciences from the University of Delaware, joined the Navy, and subsequently attended the Delaware County Community College’s Police Academy, graduating in 2002.

Sipple spent 13 years with the Caln Township Police Department and has worked part time for the police forces in Sadsbury Township and West Grove. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and hiking.

“I am pleased to welcome these three outstanding deputies to the Sheriff’s Office,” said Welsh. “Each deputy is unique in their skills talents and abilities. They are an outstanding addition to our already high-quality, professional staff.”