Video Story: New Police Chief Formally Sworn In, Pledges To Maintain Department’s Quality

Franklin Township Chief of Police Richard Grammar takes the oath of office at the Jan. 9, 2018 Township Council meeting.

Franklin Township Chief of Police Richard Grammar was formally sworn in to the position on Jan. 9 before an audience comprised of fellow officers, his family and visiting la enforcement dignitaries.

Grammar, a 30-year FTPD veteran, is the township’s seventh police chief.

In his remarks after being sworn in, Grammar said he would work as hard as he said Township Council members do “to keep us one of the best places to live” in New Jersey.

“To the men and women of the police department, I pledge to you that I’m going do my best, that I have an open door policy, that I’m going to make sure we continue to be one of the finest police departments in the state,” he said.

Grammar called the FTPD’s officers “the pride of Franklin Township.”

Mayor Phil Kramer told Grammar that he had “some huge shoes to fill” in replacing former Chief Lawrence Roberts.

“We had the best chief in the entire state, we expect soon we will have the best chief in the entire state again,” he said.

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live-streamed the ceremony:





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