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Washington Township Police Lieutenant Mark Niemynski retires after 30 years on the job

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Lieutenant Mark Niemynski retired this week after 30 years with the Washington Township Police Department.

Niemynski was hired in 1993 and upon graduating from the Morris County Police Academy was assigned to the patrol division.

He was later assigned to the Community Policing/DARE unit until his promotion to Sergeant in 1998. He then worked as a patrol supervisor until his promotion to Lieutenant.

During the next few years he was the commanding officer of the Patrol Division before being assigned to the Administrative Division where he remained until his retirement.

He served as the department’s accreditation manager and was also an instructor at the Morris County Police Academy and for the NJAOCP Command and Leadership School.

Niemynski earned two educational awards, a DARE service award, six Grand Cordons and a Life Saving award during his 30 years of service.

“We wish Mark a long and healthy retirement and thank him for his 3 decades of service,” police said.

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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