WALL TOWNSHIP — Growing up in Wall, young Sean O’Halloran looked up to the township police department. Upon his graduation from Wall High School, he was presented three options by his father, an officer in the U.S. Navy: ‘You can join the military, go to community college, or join a trade union.’
He decided to attend Brookdale Community College, where he obtained his associate’s degree in Business Management. It was also where he met a former chief of police, and began charting a career path in law enforcement.
Today Sean O’Halloran, 45, is in his fourth month as Chief of Police for Wall Township, commanding a department that includes 66 sworn officers and three Class II special officers. And he is on a mission to cultivate the next generation of leaders in law enforcement.
With apparent pride, he pointed out that the Wall police officers still wear the same “Class A” uniforms as they did since the department was established, which makes their presence in the community stand out, along with the way they conduct themselves.
“Our reputation is second to none,” he said, adding that it includes being “tough on enforcing the laws.”
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