Captain Kevin Flaherty named new Secaucus police chief

SECAUCUS – After serving as the officer in charge of the Secaucus Police Department since December 2014, Captain Kevin Flaherty was officially named as the new police chief at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, April 14.
The council interviewed four candidates for the position, according to Councilman Gary Jeffas, and came to a “unanimous consent” to offer the job to Flaherty.
“We felt that Kevin was the most qualified,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli.
Flaherty took on the role of officer in charge of the department when the previous acting chief, John Cerny, abruptly resigned after filling the position for six months, claiming that he was being “ punished and denied the chief of police title” for political reasons.
A formal swearing-in for Flaherty will take place at the next Town Council meeting. “We’re sure that Kevin is going to do a great job moving the department forward,” said Jeffas.

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