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The official website of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
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Criminal Investigators | Monroe County Office of the District Attorney
www.monroecountyda.com, 6 Aug 2015 [cached]
Eric J. Kerchner - Chief County Detective
Chief Eric Kerchner
Eric J. Kerchner is the Chief County Detective for the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney serving under the leadership of E. David Christine, Jr., District Attorney.
Chief Kerchner started his career in law enforcement immediately after graduating from Marple Newtown Sr. High School (Delaware County, PA) by joining the United States Army in 1973.
He completed basic training at Fort Dix, NJ and graduated from the United States Army Military Police School at Fort Gordon GA.
Chief Kerchner served as a military police officer in Butzbach, Germany for the next three years, initially as a patrol officer and then as a traffic accident investigator after attending Northwestern University's Military Police Traffic Accident Investigation School in Vilseck, Germany in 1975.
While in the military, Chief Kerchner completed additional law enforcement training while attending the University of Delaware and Central Texas College.
Beginning in 1982, Chief Kerchner established and operated a Monroe County based private security and investigations firm, Kerchner Associates, Inc., with annual revenues of 1.4 million dollars and employing more than 70 officers.
That company was sold in 1998.
Chief Kerchner operated as a private investigator through 2001.
In 2001, Chief Kerchner was retained as a special investigator by the Monroe County District Attorney's Office focusing on housing mortgage fraud.
In 2002, he was appointed as a full time detective, and in 2009, he was appointed to the position of Chief County Detective.
It's all about drugs, say local authorities
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"The general public doesn't understand the depth of the drug problem in the Poconos, or how drugs impact the amount of crime we have," said Eric Kerchner, Monroe County District Attorney's Office detective and drug task force coordinator.
"Many users and dealers are not gainfully employed.
The have to get money somewhere, usually they get it from crime," Kerchner
"The majority of crimes in the Poconos are drug related," according to Kerchner
, who's office conducts undercover drug buys in Monroe County
"Disputes over money, territory and confidentiality are reasons relationships turn violent," Kerchner
If a dealer suspects someone of stealing his
customers or reporting him to the to police, there will be trouble.
"It's their lifestyle and means of income.
They sell drugs so they can afford to use them," Kerchner
Chief County Detective Eric ...
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Chief County Detective Eric Kerchner, Monroe County District Attorney's Office
According to arrest papers filed by ...
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According to arrest papers filed by Monroe County Chief Detective Eric J. Kerchner, Pugh voted in Middle Smithfield Township four times between November 2008, May 2009, November 2009 and November 2010 after registering in June 2008 as a resident of Shawnee Drive in the township.
However, the investigation determined she
had never lived at that address.
"We get stacks and stacks of ...
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"We get stacks and stacks of sales receipts," Monroe County Chief Detective Eric Kerchner said.
Now authorities will be able to more easily and quickly search for clues in thefts of secondhand items, he
"It's easier for the pawn shops and easier for us if it's on a database," Kerchner
"Most drug abusers, their revenue source is burglaries and selling those items at pawn shops."
Though the data collection requirements wouldn't apply to flea markets or yard sales, Kerchner
is contacting municipal and law enforcement officials around the county
about adopting a model ordinance.
Townships will have authority to enforce the local ordinance, but the District Attorney's Office
will monitor and enforce violations.
"This should alleviate any concerns from any township official regarding the cost or additional workload they might incur as a result of its passage," Kerchner
wrote police chiefs and elected officials.