Police Chief Davenport plans to retire at year’s end

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SEA GIRT — Sea Girt Chief of Police Kevin Davenport has announced his retirement from the borough’s police department come the end of the year.

Chief Davenport has spent 30 years on the Sea Girt Police Department, serving the last seven years as Chief of Police.

“I had a good run, I really did,” Chief Davenport said during Tuesday night’s virtual mayor and council meeting. “I certainly want to thank the mayor and council again; I want to thank the residents of Sea Girt for all of their support and my family.”

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“I remember interviewing him for the police chief job and he told me that he wanted to stay on a really long time, and he has really succeeded in doing that,” Mayor Ken Farrell said. “I think the world of Kevin Davenport, and I really can’t say enough about him. I think he’s probably one of the best chiefs we’ve ever had.”

Chief Davenport also commended all of the department’s officers for their hard work and looked forward to the future success of the department.

“Certainly you’re going to be in good hands and I’m going to make sure that happens. We have a good lineup of guys in the bullpen waiting to come on board as supervisors and replacements for patrolmen,” the chief said.

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