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Public Safety Initiative Continues

"As the town has grown, officials have to recognize the need to further invest in police," said Township Committeeman Andrew McNally.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township this week officially hired and swore in the township's 40th police officer, and fourth policewoman, as part of officials' continuing emphasis on strengthening public safety.

Patrol Officer Makenzie Weber was sworn in on Tuesday, prior to that night's Township Committee meeting. Township Committee members voted at the meeting to hire Weber at an annual salary of $55,992 in accordance with the local police contract.

The $46.25-million 2024 municipal budget included funding to hire two more police officers this year, increasing the size of the force beyond its longtime level of 38 officers, including a police chief.


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