Lehigh County's executive may be new to the job, but he's already working hard.

William Hansell thinks a county-wide police force would save money and help citizens, but he says he needs to focus on other things.

Lehigh County Executive William Hansell, "It's something that would take several years. I've only got 16 months so I'm going to try and focus on things that can be accomplished," Hansell said.

Hansell says he plans to focus on instituting a new priority-based budget system.
The 75-year-old was appointed Wednesday night.