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Chatham, NJ

Police Bios

Chief of Police: Brian K. Gibbons began his career as a Police Officer with the City of Orange Police Department in 1999. Assignments included the Patrol Division, Emergency Services Unit, Field Training Unit and PBA President. In September 2002 he continued his career in patrol with the Chatham Borough Police Department. He was reassigned to the Accreditation Unit as Assistant Accreditation Manager in 2005 where he assisted the agency in achieving CALEA International Accreditation. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007, Lieutenant/Executive Officer in 2010, Captain in 2015 and Chief of Police in 2018. Chief Gibbons has held various titles including Accreditation Manager, Assistant Accreditation Manager, Field Training Officer, Patrol Supervisor, Training/Community Services Unit Supervisor, Emergency Services Unit Team Member/Crisis Negotiator/Commander, and Internal Affairs Commander. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the entire agency.

Chief Gibbons completed his Associate of Science Degree, with honors, from Essex County College and his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Administrative Science Degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Furthermore, he holds post graduate certifications from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Emergency Management Administration and Administrative Science. Additionally, he is a NJ State Certified Public Manager (CPM); Police Training Commission (PTC) certified police academy instructor - teaching criminal law, environmental crimes and Alcohol Beverage Control Act - at the Morris County Police Academy. He was a NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) instructor and Certified Accreditation Assessor. He is a graduate of the NJSACOP Police Executive Institute and holds their coveted Certified Eligible Law Enforcement Executive credential (C-ELEE). He was recently awarded the NJSACOP Accredited Command Executive certification. He sat on the Board of Directors for the NJ Public Safety Accreditation Coalition and served as the Chief Financial Officer for nearly a decade.

 

 

Executive Officer: Lt. Ralph Colatrella began his law enforcement career as a Patrolman with the City of Orange Police Department in 1999. He was hired by the Chatham Borough Police Department in 2003 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In April of 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and remained in the Patrol Division as a Patrol Sergeant responsible for supervising a patrol squad. In December of 2011, Sergeant Colatrella was assigned to the Support Services Section where he is responsible for supervision of the Detective Bureau, Traffic Safety Unit, Community Services and Training Unit, as well as the Parking Enforcement Unit and School Guards.

Sergeant Colatrella earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University. In February of 2017, Sergeant Colatrella was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will be responsible for supervising the Patrol Division and looks forward to a long and rewarding career serving the residents of Chatham Borough.

 

 

 

 

 

KellySgt. Daryle Kelly was hired by the Borough of Chatham as a Police Officer in April of 2001. He had previously served with the New Jersey Transit Police Department from 1996 until his appointment to the Chatham Borough Police Department where he had attained the rank of Sergeant and had been a Field Training Officer. In 2003, he was selected as an Officer In Charge (O.I.C.) for his shift within the Department and began formulating the Borough’s Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) Program. In September of 2003, the formal F.T.O. program was launched within the Department with the two newly hired Officers. In 2004, he was selected to become a part of the newly formed Emergency Services Unit. He was sent to Ithaca, NY for formal training in SWAT I and followed that up the following year by attending the SWAT II training. Sergeant Kelly has participated in the service of several high risk warrants and other mutual aid deployments. He has also attended Accident Investigating I, Accident Investigation II and Vehicle Dynamics courses which certifies him to conduct accident investigations involving serious motor vehicle crashes. In December of 2009, he successfully completed the Firearms Instructor course administered at the Morris County Police Academy. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Sergeant responsible for supervising a patrol squad. Sergeant Kelly earned a Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University.

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Jayson Cittrich began his Law Enforcement career as a police dispatcher with the Chatham Borough Police Department in 1996 and served in that capacity through 2001. In 2002, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he served until 2010.

In 2010, Officer Cittrich was appointed to the position of Community Services and Training Officer and reassigned to the Community Services and Training Unit, where he served until 2012. In 2012, Officer Cittrich was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and returned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Sergeant responsible for supervising a patrol squad where he currently serves.

Between 2004 and 2011, Sergeant Cittrich also served as the Team Leader for the Emergency Services Unit. In this role, he was responsible for all coordination and mobilizations of the team, as well as, coordination of training and training records management. He has also served as the physical fitness assessor for the unit and worked tirelessly to maintain a professional and dedicated emergency response team. Sergeant Cittrich earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Sociology from William Paterson University.

 

 

 

Sgt. Richard (Rick) Jaremba started his Law Enforcement career in the United States Air Force where he served as a K-9 Handler in Fairbanks, Alaska.

He then transferred into the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Second Lieutenant, Provisional Platoon Commander.

In 2006, he earned his Police Training Certification from the Passaic County Police Academy. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as a Sheriff’s Officer with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department where he remained until 2007. In September of 2007, he accepted a position with the Chatham Borough Police Department as a Patrol Officer and was assigned to the Patrol Division.

In 2011, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and remained in the Patrol Division as a Patrol Sergeant responsible for supervising a patrol squad. Sergeant Jaremba is currently in his 6th year and he looks forward to a long and rewarding career serving the residents of service in Chatham Borough. Sergeant Jaremba earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland University.

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Daniel Walsh began his career in Law Enforcement when he graduated with the 67th Basic Police Class from the Morris County Police Academy in 2006. He was appointed as a Police Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department on May 22, 2006. He was assigned to the Patrol Division from May 2006 to November 2011. In August 2007, he was selected to serve as an entry team member on the departments Emergency Services Unit. In November 2011, he was assigned to the Investigative Division as a Detective responsible for investigating criminal matters. In April 2019, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. Detective Walsh earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Wayne Shivers began his Law Enforcement career in 2007 when he began serving with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned to the Court Division and Prisoner Transport Unit. In March 2009, he was hired by the Kearny Police Department where he served in the Patrol Division until January 2012. In 2012, he was he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division. In April 2019, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and remains in the Patrol Division supervising a patrol squad. Patrolman Shivers attended New Jersey City University and majored in criminal justice.

In April 2017, Patrolman Shivers received his Bachelor's Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently pursuing a Master Degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Battiloro began his Law Enforcement career as a police dispatcher with the Westfield Police Department. In December 1998, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division where he served until December 2008.

In January 2009, he was assigned to the Investigative Division as a Detective responsible for investigating criminal matters as well as, occupying the position of Juvenile Officer for the Chatham Borough Police Department, where he remained until December 2010. While serving in the Investigative Division, he also performed the duties of the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer and Terminal Agency Coordinator. In addition, while assigned to the Detective Bureau they were awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Morris County Detective’s Association for their work on a case involving endangering the welfare of a child. That investigation resulted in a seven year prison sentence for the suspect.

In January 2011, he was reassigned to the Patrol Division where he continues to serve today. Officer Battiloro maintains specialized training in the following areas: Alco-test operator, Drug Enforcement Agency 2 week Basic Narcotics Class, Morris County Basic Crime Scene Investigation for Detectives and Methods of Instruction. Officer Battiloro attended Union County College as well as Saint Leo University.

 

 

 

Roy George began his Law Enforcement career as a dispatcher with the Westfield Police Department. He was later appointed as a Patrolman with the Bridgewater Township Police Department. In 2002, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division. A short while later, he was reassigned to the Traffic Safety Unit where he served as the Borough’s Traffic Safety Officer. In addition to that, he has also served as the Assistant Team Leader on the Emergency Services Unit. Officer George is currently the departments Firearms Range Master and holds instructor certifications in ten various disciplines.

Officer George earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Maher began his Law Enforcement career in 1998 when he began serving as a police dispatcher in the City of South Amboy where he remained until 2001. In 2000, he graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy and began working for the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department as a Class II Special Police Officer and Middlesex County College as a Campus Police Officer. In 2003, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves. He also serves in the supervisory capacity of Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) in the absence of a Patrol Sergeant. Officer Maher has also served as an entry team member on the departments Emergency Services Unit.

Officer Maher currently serves as the President of Chatham Borough PBA Local #226. He is currently pursuing his Associates Degree at Middlesex County College.

In July of 2017 Officer Maher was reassigned to the Traffic Safety Unit where he currently serves as one of the Borough’s Traffic Safety Officers. 

 

 

 

 

Michael Permison began his Law Enforcement career in 2001, when he began serving as a Detective with the Waterfront Commission of the New York Harbor Police Division until 2004. In 2004, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves. He also serves in the supervisory capacity of Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) in the absence of a Patrol Sergeant. During his tenure with the Chatham Borough Police Department, Officer Permison has served as a member of the Motorcycle Unit between 2005 and 2009. Between 2009 and 2011, he served as the coordinator of the Motorcycle Unit. Officer Permison has also served as an entry team member on the departments Emergency Services Unit.

In April of 2019, Officer Permison was assigned to the Investigative Division as a Detective but in March of 2020 was reassigned to the Patrol Division were he remains.

Officer Permison holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice also from Rutgers University.

 

 

 

 

Joseph Crecca began his Law Enforcement career in 2004 when he graduated from the Morris County Police Academy, 63rd Basic Class for Police Officers. He accepted the position of Police Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department on April 26th 2004.

Upon graduation from the academy, he was assigned to the Patrol Division where he served as a Patrolman as well as, an Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) until November 2011. In November 2011 he was assigned to the Investigative Division as a Detective responsible for investigating criminal matters as well as, occupying the position of Juvenile Officer for the Chatham Borough Police Department. He has also served as an entry team member on the departments Emergency Services Unit. In January of 2019, Officer Crecca was reassigned to the Patrol Division where he currently remains.

Officer Crecca earned an Associate’s Degree of Science from Sussex County Community College. 

 

 

 

 

Brian Colatrella began his Law Enforcement career 13 years ago when he began serving as an Essex County Sheriff’s Officer both in the corrections and law enforcement divisions. In 2006, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division. He also serves in the supervisory capacity of Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) in the absence of a Patrol Sergeant. In 2013, Officer Colatrella was appointed to the position of Community Services and Training Officer and reassigned to the Community Services and Training Unit. He looks forward to a long and rewarding career serving the residents of Chatham Borough.

Officer Colatrella earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Chase began his Law Enforcement career serving as a Patrolman with the Hamburg Borough Police Department from 2007 through 2010. While serving with the Hamburg Borough Police Department, he also performed the duties as D.A.R.E. Officer going into the schools to teach students about the danger of drug and alcohol use. In 2010, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves. He also serves in the supervisory capacity of Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) in the absence of a Patrol Sergeant.

In 2011 Officer Chase was elected to serve as the delegate in the local police union and in 2018 he was reeassigned to the Borough's Detective Bureua responsible for investigating criminal matters. 

Andrew Chase attended Sussex County Community College and Rowan University where he received a bachelors degree in law/justice.

 

 

 

 

  

Andrew Pereira began his Law Enforcement career in 2011, when he attended the Morris County Police Academy as an Alternate Route recruit. In January 2012, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves. Officer Pereira earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton.

In March of 2020 Andrew Pereira was assigned to the Borough's Detective Bureau responsible for investigating criminal matters as well as, occupying the position of Juvenile Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Beasley began his law enforcement career at the Hunterdon County Jail in October 2003. He later graduated from the Somerset County Police Academy's basic course for corrections officers in December 2006. Upon graduating, he became a member of the Hunterdon County Jail Emergency Response Team. In November 2008, Officer Beasley became a member of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office SWAT Team. The Hunterdon County Jail promoted Officer Beasley to the rank of corporal and he was assigned to the position of the emergency response team’s assistant team leader in November 2009. In March 2011, Officer Beasley was hired by the Warren County Sheriff's Office. He graduated from the Mercer County Police Academy's basic course for police officers on July 2011. In August 2013, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves. Officer Beasley is currently a certified Firearms and Pepper Spray Instructor. Kyle earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University Of Scranton in June of 2003.

 

 

 

Agnes Cisek began her career in Law Enforcement in 2016, when she graduated from the Essex County College Public Safety Academy as an Alternate Route recruit. In January 2017, she was

appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where she currently serves.

Agnes Cisek is proficient in Polish. She has been hired as the second woman police officer in the history of the Chatham Borough Police Department. Officer Cisek earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Education from William Paterson University.

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Czerniak began his Law Enforcement career in 2017 as a dispatcher with the Morris County Communications Center. In August 2017, he attended the Camden County Police Academy Class #71 as an Alternate Route recruit. In February 2018, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Lambertville City Police Department.

In February 2019, he was appointed as a Patrol Officer with the Chatham Borough Police Department and assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently serves.

Officer Czerniak is currently pursuing his Associate's Degree at the County College of Morris.

 

 

 

Howard "Reid" Craig began his law enforcement career in 2018 when he graduated with the Morris County Public Safety Academy’s 91’st Basic Police Class as an Alternate Route recruit. In January 2019, he was appointed to the Chatham Borough Police Department’s Patrol Division where he currently serves as a Patrol Officer.

Officer Craig attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant Kellie McGuire joined the Chatham Borough Police Department in February 2019 with 13 years municipal experience including 11 years in two different police departments as a records custodian/administrative assistant. Before starting a career in municipal work, she had many years of varied work experience in greenhouses, farms, camps and advertising and she earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Montclair State University.

She's also an okay bagpiper and a slow and steady triathlete with a sparkling personality.

 

 

 

 

Executive Administrative Assistant Michael Bochniak served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Marine Corp from February of 1979 to March 1983. He was employed at Drew University in Madison as a Campus Police Officer from March of 1983 through October of 1985 when he became a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department as a Telecommunicator. He was sworn in as a Police Officer in February of 1987.

Officer Bochniak was assigned to the Detective Bureau in September of 2002. During his time in the Bureau he conducted investigation into criminal activities, such as burglary, theft, sexual assaults, bank robbery, vandalism, fraud domestic disputes and worked closely with federal agencies such as FBI, Secret Service, ATF, the US Postal Service, as well as the prosecutor’s office for upcoming trials.

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August 2005 and was re-assigned to the Patrol Division as the supervisor of a squad. In May of 2006, Sergeant Bochniak was again re-assigned to the Detective Bureau as the Detective/Sergeant and retired from the Department in November of 2011.

In May of 2013, Michael Bochniak was temporarily employed by Chatham Borough and assigned as the acting Parking Enforcement Officer. In July of 2013 his employment became permanent. He continues to serve the Borough community as a civilian parking enforcement officer.

In August of 2017, Michael Bochniak was hired for the position of the Executive Administrative Assistant. 

Parking Enforcement Officers:

Robert Sweetin is a lifelong resident of Chatham. He joined the Chatham Borough Police Department as a Dispatcher in December of 1987 and was sworn in as a Police Officer in February of 1988. In addition to joining the Chatham Police Department as an active duty Police Officer, he transitioned from active duty military to the U.S. Air Force Reserves. In August of 1990, Officer Sweetin was recalled to active duty with the Air Force for one year and participated in the Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm). He returned back to full time active patrol status with the Chatham Borough Police Department one year later. Officer Sweetin was one of the founding members of the reinstituted Chatham Borough Police Department Motor Unit where he helped to enhance the community policing function. Later, he was selected to serve Traffic Safety Officer for Chatham Borough Police Department where he was instrumental in helping make great strides in the areas of traffic and pedestrian safety, community relations and improved traffic and parking patterns throughout the Borough. Officer Sweetin was certified in practical traffic engineering for Police Officers and assisted the Borough in many of their traffic related functions and projects. Officer Sweetin retired in 2013 from his position as Traffic Safety Officer and returned to the department later that same year where he now serves in the parking enforcement unit as a civilian parking enforcement officer. Officer Sweetin’s skill set obtained from his duties as a police officer and traffic safety officer make him a very versatile member of the agency.

 

FrickeJeffrey Fricke began his employment with the Borough of Chatham as a civilian Parking Enforcement Officer in December 2017. After an almost forty-year career with PSEG as a Senior Supervisor in the Gas Distribution department, PEO Fricke was hired by Chatham Borough to fill a vacancy in the Parking Enforcement section. He is a 32 year resident of Chatham Borough, moving his family to the Borough in 1986. PEO Fricke helped establish and coach the Chatham Youth Wrestling Program in 1983. He is also a member of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department, joining the fire department in February of 2001. PEO Fricke currently serves as First Deputy Fire Chief of the department and has held the positions of Rescue Company – Captain and Lieutenant and has Co-Chaired the Fire Department Association’s Fourth of July Celebration Committee for the past several years. PEO Fricke also serves as the President of the Chatham Fire Department Association.