Mayor’s Update July/August 2017
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
I have appointed, with the consent of the Borough Council, Nolan Ryan and Robert Kruger as new police officers in the Mendham Borough Police Department. The addition of these two officers brings our staffing level up to a more appropriate level and improves the police department’s ability to serve you in a more efficient manner.
Officer Ryan was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. Ryan served as a Second Class Petty Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon leaving the USN as an active member (he still serves as a reservist), he was employed as a security officer with Chilton Medical Center in Pequannock. He entered the Morris County Police Academy in the beginning of 2017 and successfully graduated in late May.
Officer Kruger recently graduated from the Cape May County Police Academy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Rutgers University and graduated cum laude.
Officer in Charge John Camoia gave high marks to both officers and has assured the Mayor and Council that both Nolan and Robert are well qualified, highly professional individuals that will protect and serve our community as we all expect them to.
Officers Ryan and Kruger have begun their field training and have hit the streets. Please join me in welcoming both to Mendham Borough.
I met recently with OIC Camoia, Mendham Township Mayor Diana Orban-Brown, Mendham Township Police Chief Ross Johnson and New Jersey Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) to continue discussions on overlapping police patrols within our two communities. This was the direction the Mayor and Council decided to explore after last October’s presentation on police services. OIC Camoia and Chief Johnson have been asked to provide recommendations back to us on how this may work between the two departments. Their recommendations are due back during the month of July.
The Mayor and Council have discussed at length, amendments to the Borough’s Ordinance regarding the Chief of Police promotional process. I anticipate having this finalized in August or September at which time we will post the positon to eligible candidates and begin the process of selecting our next Chief of Police. I anticipate the appointment of a new chief by the end of the year.
A letter explaining our new energy aggregation program has been sent out and the information has been placed on the borough’s website and Facebook page.
Don’t forget to check out the Borough’s schedule of summer concerts held on certain Sunday evenings throughout July and August. It’s a great way to relax and end a weekend.
Enjoy the summer!