CHATHAM, NJ - Brian K. Gibbons was enthusiastically applauded as the ninth Chatham Borough Police Chief in the 105-year history of the department on Monday night before an overflow crowd at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

Gibbons was sworn in as family, friends and brothers in blue packed the council chambers, with a number o people forced into the hallway and out of sight of the proceedings.

Gibbons had served as the commanding officer since Phil Crosson Jr. retired as the chief on Feb. 1, 2018. Gibbons will receive a salary of $156,083.21, which will be pro-rated for the rest of the year

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Gi.bbons makes remarks after being sworn in as the new Chatham Borough Police Chief

Gibbons started his career in police enforcement in the City of Orange in 1999 and joined the Chatham Borough Police Department in 2002, moving up the ranks and to the top of the department. 

Among those in attendance were his sisters, Tracy Walsh and Lisa Scarpa; his brother, Frank; his father, Frank Sr.; his wife, Trish and children Brandon, Briana and Hailey.

Gibbons thanked a number of people who came to see him sworn in, including Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, members of the City of Orange Police Department, Chatham Township Commanding Officer Thomas Miller, the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, Freeholder Heather Darling and many others.

Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris pins badge on new Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons

New Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian K. Gibbons is congratulated by Borough of Chatham Council members and Mayor Bruce Harris