Brick Township names new police chief

Photo provided by Brick Township Municipal Government.

BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – Brick Township Mayor John Ducey announced that veteran police officer David Forrester has replaced Chief James Riccio who retired after 36 years on the job on January 31.

On Wednesday, Mayor John G. Ducey administered the oath to Chief of Police, David Forrester. Chief Forrester is the fourth Chief in the Department’s history, according to township records.

“Chief Forrester has been a member of the Brick Township Police Department since 1996,” Ducey said. “Over the course of his distinguished career, he has served in nearly every division of the department. He has previously been the Commander of Deputy Administrative Services, Community Policing and the Investigation Division.”

Forrester has a unique challenge to tackle in Brick as certain areas of the township have seen an uptick in criminal behavior and drug-related crime.

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“I have no doubt that Chief Forrester will provide exemplary leadership to our Police Department, and that under his leadership, our officers will provide the highest level of service to the residents of “Brick Township,” said Mayor Ducey.