Potter Takes Reins as New Ship Bottom Police Chief

PLEDGE: (From left) Patrolman Mat Chester, Sgt. Kyle Jones, Main Jon Potter, Sgt. Brian Tretola and Patrolman Alessio Rea took their oath of business on Might 25.
Jonathan Potter was sworn in as the Ship Base main of police to thunderous applause May possibly 25, each in particular person and on the web as the borough council meeting was a mixed media of attendance solutions.
Potter joined the borough police section in 2007 and has served with difference in the far more than dozen years due to the fact, according to the resolution formally naming him law enforcement main. His promotion will come just about a total calendar year following the retirement of his predecessor, Paul Sharkey.
Sgt. Ed Williams was named and sworn in as the in-cost officer for the police office previous June. Williams has been with the police department because 2000 and was promoted to sergeant in 2016.
Mayor William Huelsenbeck took time to thank Williams and the rest of the police office “who saved the office glued alongside one another all through this transition. They did a great career, and I can tell you from me and the community in Ship Bottom, everyone enjoys you guys.”
In the slide of 2019, officers began the process of selecting Sharkey’s alternative. Sharkey, one of the youngest ever when he assumed control of the Ship Bottom Law enforcement Office a lot more than two a long time in the past, submitted his retirement papers a amount of times and withdrew them, according to borough officers. The borough council recognized his software for retirement in March 2020, four months just after they voted to adopt an ordinance establishing an inner marketing course of action and procedure for the placement.
Also, May possibly 25, the council appointed Kyle Jones, who joined the ranks in 2008, and Brian Tretola, a borough patrolman because 2001, to law enforcement sergeants, also naming Alessio Rea and Mat Chester as patrolmen. Rea has served the borough as a exclusive legislation enforcement officer given that past July, and Chester is a transfer from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office environment with prior support as a member of the Harvey Cedars Law enforcement Department.
Rea and Chester will enter the borough’s field schooling application with Sgts. Tretola and Jones on June 1.
“Let’s just take a moment to introduce our new law enforcement chief, Jon Potter,” Huelsenbeck said ahead of the council took a recess to permit the officers and their family members to depart so they didn’t have to sit by means of the budget presentation. “I’d like to get (time) to say you witnessed the creating of the police office. I really do not say rebuilding since there was absolutely nothing to rebuild.”  —G.G.S.

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