Police & Fire

John Brennan Promoted to Elizabeth Police Chief

Mayor Bollwage swears in John Brennan and his family looks on. Credits: Fran Sullivan
New Chief Of Elizabeth Police John Brennan and family Credits: Fran Sullivan
Wife, Lurenn, pins badge on her husband. Credits: Fran Sullivan
The new Chief poses with city officials. Credits: Fran Sullivan
Chief Brennan poses with Police Director James Cosgrove. Credits: Fran Sullivan

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Police Department swore in a new Chief John Brennan, in a ceremony at City Hall this morning, April 28.

In his remarks recalling important incidents that occurred in the last year, Mayor Christian Bollwage said, “I have had the pleasure of watching you over the last several months. Just recently when we had a hostage situation where we had a six-year-old held hostage by a man in an apartment. Your leadership in directing not only the Elizabeth Police Departments but the surrounding police departments in cordoning off the streets, making sure everyone was safe, evacuating the necessary buildings, provided an opportunity for all us to see someone take charge and be a leader.”

Brennan followed his father and grandfather onto the force, as well as a long line of uncles and cousins who chose law enforcement careers. He has been on the Elizabeth Police Force since September 9, 1983. He was promoted to sergeant on September 2, 1991, and police lieutenant on June 28, 1999. He became a police captain on February 21, 2005. He was promoted to deputy police chief on May 9, 2012.

Prior to joining the department, Brennan served in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 1976 to June 1979. He also served in the U. s. Marine Corps Reserve from July 1979 to December 1981.      

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