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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Mayor Martin Selects Longtime Hamilton Police Captain to Succeed Retiring Chief

Photo of Captain Ken DeBoskey incoming Chief of Police effective June 1, 2023

Mayor Jeff Martin is proud to announce that he has selected Hamilton Township Police Captain Kenneth DeBoskey to succeed Chief James Stevens upon his retirement later this month.

After careful consideration and an interview process with all three exceptional Hamilton Police Captains, Mayor Martin is pleased to announce that he has selected Captain Kenneth DeBoskey as the Hamilton Police Division’s next Police Chief.  For nearly 35 years, Captain DeBoskey has served Hamilton Police Division in various capacities, including the Patrol Bureau Commander, Sergeant to the Criminal Investigations Bureau,  Field Training Officer, and Honor Guard Commander.  In his tenure, Captain DeBoskey was tasked with the responsibility of managing the completion and maintenance of the Division’s accreditation process with the NJ Chiefs of Police Association and managing the Division’s 2018 and 2021 reaccreditation process – nearly 43% of all NJ law enforcement agencies have achieved initial accreditation while only 12% of agencies have achieved their second reaccreditation.   Captain DeBoskey will succeed retiring Police Chief James Stevens, who has proudly served within the Hamilton Township Police Division for the last 38 years, with the last five of his career as Chief.

“Captain DeBoskey’s extensive background in law enforcement started nearly 35 years ago as a patrol officer; he has climbed the ranks of the Division, often ranking #1 in the promotional exams, and has received over 15 awards for his service, including being recognized as a rescue worker at the World Trade Center after 9/11.  His proven leadership throughout his tenure with the Division makes him an exemplary candidate for Chief. Captain DeBoskey also shares my priorities when it comes to communication, transparency, and partnership with our residents, business owners, visitors, and the men and women of the Police Division.  With Captain DeBoskey as the head of the Division, it is our continued goal to make Hamilton a safer and better place to live and work,” explained Mayor Martin.

Captain DeBoskey will be sworn in as Hamilton’s next Police Chief on June 1, 2023, with his mother, Patricia Giordano, wife, Patricia, and children at his side. 

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