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Madison Police Chief Appointed as 2018 President of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association

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Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen (left) and his father, Chief Steven “Skip” Dachisen became the second father-son duo to both serve as presidents of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association. Credits: Morris County Police Chiefs Association

Madison Police Chief Darren P. Dachisen, Sr. was sworn in on Tuesday as the 2018 president for the Morris County Police Chiefs Association at its annual installation and awards luncheon at Park Savoy Estates in Florham Park.

Butler Police Chief Ciro Chimento was appointed as vice president, Chester Police Chief Thomas Williver as sergeant-at-arms, Pequannock Township Police Chief Brian Spring as treasurer and Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher as secretary.

“It was a privilege to lead the Chiefs Association in 2017, and beneficial to me due to the increased exposure to issues I was involved with countywide,” said Mount Arlington Police Chief Keith Licata, the association’s president for 2017.

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“I look forward to 2018 as Chief Dachisen brings his experience and perspective to the forefront of our Association,” said Licata, who has served as the Mount Arlington Police Chief since 2012 and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.

Dachisen is a 25-year, highly decorated veteran of the Madison Police Department. Prior to being appointed chief in 2013; he served as a detective, sergeant, and lieutenant commander of the patrol division. Both he and his father, retired Rockaway Township Police Chief Steven “Skip” Dachisen; were honored with plaques recognizing them as the second father-son duo to serve as presidents of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association.

On hand to witness the achievement were retired Mountain Lakes Police Chief Charles F. McCoy. McCoy and his father, Charles H. McCoy, who were the first father and son to accomplish the same feat. Charles H. was a former police chief in Boonton. Both served as presidents of the Chiefs Association in 1958 and 1997, respectively.

Catherine Broderick, former Supervising Assistant Prosecutor with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, was also recognized as the 2017 honorary chief of police for her outstanding assistance to the law enforcement community. She was a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since 1989 and has recently retired. Her last assignment was supervisor of the Specialized Services Unit. She is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in Law.

The Morris County Police Chiefs Association was founded in 1955 to elevate policing standards and to improve and advance techniques, skills and training among all members and subordinates.

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