Two Police Officers Sworn In At Township Council Meeting


Kenth Reid II, center, a lifelong township resident, is sworn in by township attorney Louis Rainone.

A lifelong township resident was one of two new police officers sworn in at the March 10 Township Council meeting.

Taking the oath were Kenneth Reid II and Patrick Nurthen.

Reid, who grew up in Franklin, is a 4-year veteran and most recently served with the Rutgers police department.

Police Chief Lawrence Roberts said Reid was once an intern for the department.

“It gives me great pleasure” to bring a local to the force, Roberts said.

“We’re proud of you, and we expect a lot of you,” he said to Reid.


Patrick Nurthen is sworn in as a township police officer.

Nurthen, a 2-year veteran, last served in Seaside Park and Lakehurst, Roberts said. The Ocean Township resident is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, he said.

“In my opinion, we have the best police department in the state,” Roberts said. “I’m very proud to be their chief.”





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