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Sussex County gets its first female police chief

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Hopatcong Borough Police broke new ground, Wednesday, by swearing in the borough’s first female police chief.

Sussex County Commissioner Director Anthony Fasano and Commissioner Sylvia Petillo, both from Hopatcong, attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Meghan McCluskey Wednesday night who became the first woman Police Chief in Hopatcong Borough and in Sussex County.

Commissioner Petillo shared that as former Mayor of Hopatcong she had the privilege of watching Chief McCluskey’s success in every position she held in the department.

“She is a Hopatcong home-town girl that was hired as a patrolwoman at twenty years old and worked her way to the prominent position of Police Chief…and tonight I am so proud of her,” Petillo said.

Director Fasano presented an official certificate of recognition on behalf of Sussex County to Chief McCluskey stating, “Your outstanding leadership will empower other women and young girls to aspire to follow their dreams.”

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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