CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police Officers Brad Hayworth and Patrick Meade were officially promoted to the rank of sergeant on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

Mayor Kevin Sullivan read into record the qualifications of the officers before conducting the swearing-in ceremonies held before friends and family.

Hayworth started with the department as a dispatcher in 2000 and is now assigned to the detective bureau. In 2013, he received the Chief's Recognition Award for outstanding investigative performance. He also received a life-saving award and meritorious recognition for an encounter with an armed suspect.

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Hayworth has a certificate degree in technology from the County College of Morris and also serves as the Fire Chief of Basking Ridge Fire Co. No. 1.

Mayor Kevin Sullivan reads Brad Hayworth's accomplishments before he is sworn in

Meade started as a dispatcher with the department in 1989 and has since received five life-saving medals and one meritorious award for an encounter with an armed suspect. Now in his 27th year on the force, Meade has twice been assigned to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, once as an undercover narcotics agent.

Mayor Kevin Sullivan reads Patrick Meade's accomplishments before he is sworn in