Incoming Chief Grogan
Chief Francis "Frank" Grogan was appointed to the position of Paulsboro's Chief of Police commencing at 0:001 hours November 1, 2008. Frank has over 25 years of police service and has served in the second-in command position for over 6 years.
Chief Grogan is a "Certified Public Manager" and is a "West Point Command and Leadership" Alumni. Our best wishes and congratulations to Chief Grogan.
Chief Grogan will take his Oath of Office at the next Borough Council Meeting on Wednesday November 5th, 2008 at 7:00pm sharp. All are welcome to join us to witness this event.
Chief's Administrative Assistant Florence Turton Retires
Congradulations and best wishes goes to Florence Turton on her retirement as of October 1st 2008. Florence was the chief's administrative Assistant and records supervisor.
Florence oversaw the control and storage of the daily records including (but not limited to) data, reports, transcriptions, UCR logging, personnel records, purchasing and discovery packages; and thats the short list! Truly an unsung position within any police department and Floence did it well!
We had a luncheon for her on Friday September 26th at the Municipal building. We are happy for her and will miss her!
Chief Ridinger Retires
After 31 years of service with the Borough of Paulsboro Police Department Chief Ken Ridinger has retired from service. Friday, October 31, 2008 was his last day in office. Chief Ridinger started on May 11, 1977 as a police dispatcher and was appointed patrolman in september of that same year. He rose to the level of chief of police on January 1st 1995 after serving in an acting capacity since October 1993. Chief Ridinger is (among other accomplishments) a "NJ Certified Law enforcement Executive" ; " Certified public Manager" and a "West Point Command and Leadership" Alumni.
Chief Ridinger will be replaced by Captain Francis "Frank" Grogan.
There will be more on this subject soon, in the meanwhile our best wishes and congradulations go to him!
Chief Kenneth Ridinger, Ret.