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MONROE – A veteran police officer with the Monroe Township Police Division has been appointed the division’s subsequent chief.  

Capt. Michael J. Biennas will take over the place efficient July 1. Biennas will exchange outgoing Police Chief Michael Lloyd, who will retire efficient June 30, Mayor Gerald W. Tamburro mentioned in a launch.

“Michael Biennas has dutifully served Monroe Township in roles of accelerating accountability since becoming a member of the Monroe Township Police Division as a patrolman in 1987,” Tamburro mentioned. “He has confirmed himself all through his 32 years on our police pressure and has been promoted by means of the ranks primarily based on stable efficiency and powerful command choices. I’m assured that the Monroe Township Police Division – and our group as an entire – are in good palms with Chief Biennas on the helm.”

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Biennas was sworn in as a Patrolman on December 30, 1987 and is a graduate of the Sea Girt State Police Coaching 188th municipal class. He was promoted to Sergeant in July 1999 and Lieutenant in December 2014, earlier than his promotion to Captain in July 2017.

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“I’m honored to just accept this appointment and I’ll attempt to construct upon the success of the devoted people who’ve come earlier than me as we shield and serve the folks of our group,” Biennas mentioned. “As a Monroe resident and an energetic member of the group, I’m dedicated to sustaining a secure and safe atmosphere for all of our Township residents.”

The Monroe Township Police Division is comprised of 61 sworn officers. The Division consists of a detective bureau, a juvenile/youth companies bureau, a home violence unit, a site visitors security bureau and has an officer assigned to senior citizen crime prevention.


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“Monroe Township locations the security of all of our residents, companies and guests as a high precedence and we credit score the Monroe Township Police Division for our rankings because the third most secure metropolis in New Jersey and for the bottom crime fee in Middlesex County,” Tamburro mentioned. “We’re extraordinarily grateful to Chief Lloyd for his years of service and we are going to proceed the division’s professionalism and success below the management of our incoming police chief.”

Susan Loyer covers Middlesex County for the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Contact her at 732-565-7243 or 

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