Monroe police department welcomes new chief and deputy

Four other officers promoted, five new ones are being hired

The Monroe Township Police officers lined the walls at the Monroe Township Council meeting on Monday, May 10 during their promotion ceremony. Four officers were promoted and five new officers are in the process of being hired.

Monroe Township Council reserved the first half of its May 10 meeting for a police department promotion ceremony that included naming a chief and deputy chief and the promotion of four other officers.

“I am excited for the future of this department,” said newly retired Chief David Dailey. “I would like to congratulate the officers and their families for the promotions that are taking place tonight. We wish them nothing but the best and I know they are in great hands. I am excited for the challenges they will face.”

Dailey decided to retire after eight months as chief. Soon after that was announced, Craig Monahan and Gene Sulzbach were promoted to chief and deputy chief, respectively. The two were sworn in at the council meeting,  celebrating their achievements in front of friends, family and community members. 

“Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in me to lead the Monroe Township Police Department,” Monahan said. “I never would have imagined standing here as police chief when I first started nearly 24 years ago.

“I am excited for the new challenge and I truly believe that the men and women of the Monroe Township PD make this the best department around.”

During the ceremony, four other officers were promoted to higher ranks: Mark Burton and Ryan Borkowski to lieutenant, and Edward Brown and Pete McBride to sergeant. Five new officers are in the process of being hired for the department and are in the background check stage of that process. 

In other news: 

  • Monroe Township Municipal Clerk Aileen Chiselko was awarded a proclamation in recognition of Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week.