CHATHAM, NJ - Ronald J. Anderson and Sean M. Lampf were sworn in as new Probationary Officers for the Chatham Township Police Department on Thursday night at the Chatham Township Committee meeting.
The addition of Anderson and Lampf boosts the township police force to 21, although it will go down to 20 next week after Lt. Maureen Kazaba retires. Kazaba has worked in law enforcement for 32 years, the last 30 with Chatham Township.
Anderson, 25, earned his associates degree in Criminal Justice from Warren County College and is currently working toward a Psychology Degree from Centenary College. The resident of Blairstown is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a graduate of the Morris County Police Academy.
Lampf, 23, gained his Criminal Justice degree, with a minor in psychology, from Monmouth University. He served an internship with the Edison Police Department. While a student at Monmouth University, he attended the Monmouth County Fire Academy and was certified as a volunteer firefighter with the West Long Branch and City of Long Branch fire departments. He is a graduate of the Gloucester County Police Academy.
In other business, the committee introduced an ordinance that will appropriate $70,000 from the Joint Recreation Trust Fund to make improvements to Nash Field. The work will include a drainage system and improvements to the baseball infields and pitchers' mounds. The public hearing on the ordinance is set for Sept. 11.
Mayor Kevin Sullivan announced that the township has received a "mitigation" grant of $100,000 from FEMA due to Superstorm Sandy.
According to Thomas Ciccarone, township administrator, the money will used to improve fuel storage and the purchase of a generator for the municipal building.