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Morris County salutes Morris County Police Chiefs

Resolution of Honor Presented to 2021 President at Annual Luncheon

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Board of County Commissioners paid tribute to the Morris County Police Chiefs Association at its annual luncheon where an official resolution was presented to the organization’s 2021 president.

Commissioner Director Stephen H. Shaw presented the Morris County Resolution of Honor to Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, who served as president of the Police Chiefs Association throughout 2021. The association installed its new president, Washington Township Chief of Police Jeffrey Almer, at the luncheon, held Dec. 14 at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park.

(Photo Credit | Washington Township Police Department via Facebook)

The Commissioners’ resolution noted Beecher has spent more than three decades in law enforcement, joining the Mount Olive Police Department in 1987 after working at the Morris County Youth Center and with State of New Jersey’s then Division of Youth and Family Services. Beecher had previously served the Chiefs Association in various roles, including as secretary, sergeant at arms and vice president.

The resolution commended him for his dedication to public service.

The Chiefs Association also honored state Sen. Anthony Bucco as an “Honorary Chief of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association,” praising his support of law enforcement.

Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, Commissioner Deputy Director Deborah Smith and Commissioners Tayfun Selen, John Krickus and Thomas Mastrangelo joined Director Shaw at the luncheon.  Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi and Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling also attended.

Other 2022 officers installed during the event were:

  • Mendham Township Chief of Police Ross Johnson – Vice President
  • Mount Arlington Chief of Police Edward LaBruno – Sergeant at Arms
  • Wharton Borough Chief of Police David Young – Treasurer
  • Morris Plains Chief of Police Michael Koroski- Secretary

The Chiefs Association’s mission involves securing and improving unity of action in all public safety matters and elevating the standards of the police profession among its members and the greater law enforcement community. It also attempts to advance the skills, techniques and training of its members and subordinates, promote greater efficiency and effectiveness in the law enforcement profession, and ensure that efforts at preventing crime, detecting crime and prosecuting crime are improved.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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