RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Police Department has a new police chief after swearing in Raymond Nolte at Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

Former police chief Kenneth McCormick retired as of Feb. 1, and Nolte has been serving as officer in charge since October, in advance of the retirement.

Nolte is a 22-year veteran of the Raritan Police Department, and has served in the patrol division, detective division and traffic safety division. He was promoted to sergeant in 2008 and lieutenant in 2014.

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Over the years, Nolte has received a number of awards and commendations, including a Silver Life Medal from the NJ State Police Benevolent Association, a three-year Exceptional Service Award and an award from the Resource Center for Women for outstanding service to victims of domestic violence.

Check out the March issue of The BReeze, coming to homes at the end of this month, for a full interview and introduction to new Raritan Borough Police Chief Raymond Nolte!