Lieutenant McMahon named as Sixth Chief of Police for Hillsborough Township

Twenty-two year Veteran of the Force Promoted

Hillsborough Police Department’s Lieutenant Michael Mc Mahon was named Chief of Police, effective August 1, 2019, for the Township of Hillsborough, at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting. An official swearing-in will be held at the August 13th Committee meeting.

Lieutenant McMahon joined the Hillsborough Township Police Department 22 years ago. He was appointed to Corporal in 2009 and promoted to Sergeant in 2015 and to Lieutenant in 2017. McMahon has completed several leadership courses through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. He has supervised many different divisions throughout his tenure in the Department and has most recently served as the Patrol Division Commander.

“As always, an extensive interview process is conducted and once again we are able to promote from within to this most significant position within the Township,” commented Mayor Frank DelCore.

“We look forward to the official swearing-in at the August 13th meeting,” concluded Mayor DelCore.

He became a certified Police Academy Instructor in 1999, certified Traffic Accident Reconstructionist and was a member of the Somerset County Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team from 1998 to 2006. In addition to being a recipient of the CPR Life Saving Award in 2003, he is also the recipient of many letters of appreciation and commendations.

McMahon will succeed retiring Chief Darren Powell who has proudly dedicated nearly four years of service as Police Chief for Hillsborough Township.

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