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Washington Township Deputy Chief Jones promoted to police chief

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Deputy Chief Christopher M. Jones was officially sworn in Tuesday night as the fifth Chief of Police of the Washington Township Police Department.

Chief Jones was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in July of 2021 as he worked closely with Chief Cicerelle, who retied last year. Prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief, Chief Jones held the rank of Patrol Sergeant.

Chief Jones has continued to be a critical member of the Washington Township Police Department which can be demonstrated by his numerous additional duties such as Crash investigations Officer, L.E.A.D Instructor and Coordinator, Field Training Officer and Radar Certification Instruction.

Chief Jones has completed and graduated from the NJSACOP Command and Leadership Academy and is a recent graduate of Centenary University’s Leadership and Public Administration Masters Program.

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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