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Chatham Township Fire Department Among Those Responding As Barking Dog Saves Five from Fire in Berkeley Heights

October 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home.

All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 12:18 a.m., the Police ...

Slayton, No. 1 Academically in his Class, Sworn in as Chatham Township Police Lieutenant by Chatham Township Committee

CHATHAM, NJ - Christopher Slayton was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant by the Chatham Township Police Department and sworn into his new position on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

Slayton's promotion filled the void left when Thomas Miller, who recently became the new Chatham Township Police Chief, following the resignation of former ...

Mahon Sworn in to Junior Firemen's Auxiliary Company of Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High junior Jacob Mahon was sworn in as a member of the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary Company of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department at Tuesday's borough council meeting.


Chatham Borough Police: DWI Arrest Made at Scene of Three-Car Accident

On September 29th, 2018, Officer Andrew Pereira arrested Thomas J. McDonald, age 57 from Florham Park, New Jersey and charged him with driving while intoxicated.

Officer Pereira responded to investigate a three-car motor vehicle accident located at
the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount Avenue. The Chatham Emergency Squad also responded to provide medical care. Mr. McDonald was ...

Chatham Board of Ed Votes, 7-1, to Put Armed Officers in Schools; Authorize Superintendent to Move Forward with Hiring

CHATHAM, NJ - After nine months of discussion, prompted by the Parkland, Fla., shootings of Feb. 14, the Chatham Board of Education voted, 7-1, to authorize Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa to hire two gun-carrying Class III Officers for the district at its regular meeting Monday night.

LaSusa gave a presentation at the beginning of the meeting on the recommendations made ...

Chatham Police Chiefs Gibbons, Miller to Speak About Class III Armed Officers at Monday Board of Ed Meeting at CHS

Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller will join the Chatham Board of Education meeting to discuss school security in the district and the position of Class III Police Officer in the schools on Monday night at the high school.

The meeting will take place in the Chatham High School Library-Media Center at 7:30 ...

Chatham Township Police Department Ranks Among the "Elite" After Earning Re-Accreditation

CHATHAM, NJ - The statistics are eye-opening.

According to Harry J. Delgado, Ed.S., accreditation program director for the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police, there are 561 law enforcement agencies in the state eligible for accreditation.

Of the 39 percent that have earned accreditation, only eight percent have achieved re-accreditation and one of them is the Chatham ...

Chatham Residents Give Their Opinions on Armed Class III Officers Being Considered by Board of Ed; Pros and Cons Heard

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education is planning to discuss whether it should place armed Class III Officers into district schools at its Oct. 1 meeting when the borough and township police chiefs will be in attendance.

But before Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller could answer any questions from the board, residents ...

Thomas Miller Sworn in as Chatham Township's 12th Police Chief

CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Miller was sworn in as the 12th Chief in the history of the Chatham Township Police Department on Thursday night.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and his predecessor, former Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly were among those in attendance when Mayor Curt Ritter swore Miller in at the Chatham Township ...

Chatham Remembers Neighbors Lost on 17th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents paid their respects to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assault on the World Trade Center, gathering for the Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attack that took the lives of 13 Chatham neighbors.

Dan Smith Jr., the chairman of the 9/11 Memorial Committee, led the event, which featured the singing of "God ...


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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Holds Assembly on Safe Internet Use, Bias Crime for Chatham Middle School Students

October 17, 2018

On October 17, 2018, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office provided an educational assembly for the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students at Chatham Middle School. The assembly focused on bias crimes and incidents, as well as internet safety.

The students were instructed on the importance of safe ...