Rodney Whitcomb was born and raised in the Mechanicsburg area. He graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 1960 and spent three years in the Military Police. Councilman Whitcomb joined the Mechanicsburg Police Department in 1967 and was promoted to Police Chief in 1983. He retired in December of 1999 and after a few years of retirement decided to become involved with the Borough of Mechanicsburg again. He ran for election, was elected and began serving in Borough Council in 2002. Councilman Whitcomb has two children, a son and a daughter, one son-in law and two grandchildren Logan and Elizabeth.