WALL TOWNSHIP — Wall Township has sworn in a new Chief of Police, Kenneth Brown Jr., who will succeed Robert Brice upon his retirement on Aug. 1. Chief Brown took the oath of office during the Wednesday, July 26 regular meeting of the Wall Township Committee, being promoted from his previous role as captain. He was joined by his wife and children on stage as an audience looked on during the special outdoor gathering in the Town Hall Courtyard. Chief Brown will be earning an annual salary of $192,721.43, according to the resolution approved by the township committee. Preceding Chief Brown’s swearing-in, Chief Brice addressed the gathering, offering advice to members of the department and saying, “While I’m retiring from Wall PD, Wall PD is forever going to be a part of me.” Also sworn in during the July 26 meeting were: Captain Gregory Carpino, Lt. Christopher Scerbo, Sgt. Vincent Mazzaccaro, Ptl. Devin Corso, Ptl. Zachariah Honecker, Ptl. Christopher Roeck and Ptl. Connor Caponegro. For more on this story, read next week’s edition of The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.