The Community, families, Matawan & local area Police, Fire & Safety Departments came together last night to celebrate the promotions in our Police Department. Mayor Buccellato prefaced the swearing in ceremony by giving a biography of each officer highlighting their careers and families. The Mayor also gave a brief history of the Matawan Police Department. It was impressive to learn the disintinguised and decorated history of the Police Officers currently serving Matawan. The Mayor thanked retired Chief Robert McGowan for his years of service to the people of Matawan. We all join the Mayor in wishing Chief McGowan good luck in his retirement.
Upon the completion of the Giving of the Oath to all officers, Chief James Alston, Matawan's 8th Police Chief, thanked the community, his officers, and families for their support.
May God watch over all of our Public Safety people and bless their families for the sacrifices they make.
It was a wonderful night in Matawan.