The 25-year-old Tinton Falls resident’s hiring creates an opening for a special, but otherwise brings the RBPD back to full staffing of 40 officers, following the resignation last year of a patrolman arrested in Middletown on a DWI charge, said Chief Darren McConnell.
The council also accepted the retirement of Sergeant David Hicks, who plans to leave in June after a 26-year career with the deparment. Several more retirements are possible in 2019, though no official filings have been made, McConnell said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)