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Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

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Recently retired Chatham Borough Police Chief Phil Crosson Jr. Credits: TAP Chatham
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Phil Crosson Jr., who joined the Chatham Borough Police Department in 1992, retired as the police chief on Feb. 1 Credits: Chatham Borough Police Department
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Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons is heading up the department while the process of hiring a new chief is conducted Credits: Chatham Borough Police Department
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CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, captain Brian Gibbons is the acting commander of the Chatham Borough Police Department.

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Crosson began his tenure with the Chatham Borough Police Department 25 years ago as a dispatcher and was sworn in as a police officer in 1995.

In 2003, Crosson was promoted to detective sergeant and, later that year was promoted to lieutenant and then patrol division commander. Crosson became the acting police chief in 2009 and was sworn in as Chatham Borough's eighth Chief of Police in April, 2010.

 

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