MANTOLOKING — The borough council has approved the appointment of Kevin McCrossan as a full-time police officer for the borough of Mantoloking.
Chief of Police Stacy Ferris recommended the council appoint Mr. McCrossan, a 25-year-old native of Brick Township.
“I would just like to say we welcome him with open arms,” said Mayor Lance White. “We have a wonderful police force and know that Kevin will be a very significant addition, so we’re very happy to have him on board.”
Mr. McCrossan received an associate’s degree and is currently working on his bachelor’s degree from Kean University. He is also a certified lifeguard.
He will start with an annual salary of $45,605. The department has ten full-time officers.
The council also sponsored Brittani Faith Schroeder to attend the Police Academy this fall.
According to the mayor, the town has seen an uptick in police calls this summer.
“We’ve got to be very proactive,” said the mayor. He urged residents to watch out for criminal activity, especially car break-ins and theft.
“Keep your keys out of the cars; close the garage doors; get some lights,” he said.
“As we all know, there’s been a lot of people in town this summer,” said the mayor, “We’ve never seen numbers like this.”
He said the police answered just shy of 550 calls in July.
He also said the borough might continue to see crowds through the fall with some schools and workplaces not resuming in-person activity.
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