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Montclair Police Chief Sabagh to Leave Post March 1, Sources Say

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Multiple sources at Montclair Municipal Hall have confirmed the retirement of Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh. Sources close to the matter have confirmed that Sabagh has put in his retirement papers as of March 1.

Efforts to contact Sabagh, Mayor Robert Jackson and other officials have not returned confirmation.

Sabagh began his career in 1985, with the Montclair Police Department. He has served in several capacities over the years and noted as the youngest Chief in Montclair's history. 

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According to his bio, Sabagh is known for establishing innovative programs for modernizing operations and increasing efficiency. His use of CCTV crime cameras and a Virtual Patrol program were innovative improvements for Montclair.

Under his leadership, he also implemented "A Child is Missing" program, which was one of the first in the state and was used to help push out this service to other NJ Police Departments. In addition, Sabagh also implemented a False Alarm Reduction program which increased operational efficiencies and significantly reduced false alarms in the community.

Sabagh has served as the President of the Essex County Association of Chiefs of Police, an honor bestowed on him by his peers in law enforcement. He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development from Seton Hall University. He is a "Certified Public Manager" from the New Jersey Dept. of Personnel and a graduate of the FBI National Academy, having been selected to attend based on his outstanding job performance and history of innovation. In keeping with the times, Chief Sabagh is also Board Certified in Homeland Security (CHS III).

Chief Sabagh currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he teaches classes in leadership and domestic preparedness. Chief Sabagh is also a certified private pilot and is a resident of Cedar Grove.

As details become available, more information will be updated.

 

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