UNION, NJ – The newest member of Union’s police force was sworn in at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.

According to Mayor Suzette Cavadas, Officer Owen M. Curry began his career in law enforcement as a police officer with the Clifton Police Department in 2014.  Most recently, he had been a police officer with the Bernards Police Department in Somerset County where he was assigned to the patrol bureau.

While serving as a police officer in Clifton, Curry was awarded the New Jersey State PBA Certificate of Merit as well as the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police Certificate of Merit.

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Curry grew up in West Orange and graduated from West Orange High School in 2008.  After completing high school, he served as a member of the United States Marine Corps where he attained the rank of corporal.  During his military service, he was deployed to Afghanistan.  He was the recipient of numerous awards during his military service. 

Curry is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University. He and his wife Julie have lived in Union for 14 years.