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New Matawan Borough Police Chief Sworn In

Watch Acting Chief Jason Gallo take his oath of office.

Jason Gallo placed his left hand on the bible and raised his right hand as his wife and four children held the bible. Line by line, he repeated the oath of office after Mayor Paul Buccellato and in under two minutes, Gallo completed his three-year journey from commanding officer to acting police chief to the the Matawan Borough Police Chief. 

Gallo, a police officer in Matawan for the past 21 years, was appointed acting chief in April. He began his career in law enforcement as a special officer in Keyport in 1991. Gallo served as the commanding officer over the last three years, while the borough sorted out its differences with James Alston, the now retired police chief who was demoted and later reinstated after a series of legal battles.

Chief Gallo then thanked his friends, family, fellow officers and the residents of Matawan for supporting him to this point.

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Carol Jeney Monahan June 07, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Congratulations Chief Gallo...this is a wonderful town and we are honored to have you as our chief.
Michael O'Kane June 07, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Well deserved!
Jo Pica June 07, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Congratulations to you Jason and to your beautiful family! This is well deserved and you will do everyone proud. The Pica Family
Tony Tomasetti June 07, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Great choice for a great town.....Congratulations Jason to you and your family. As a resident and business owner in this town, my wife and I are proud to have you as our Chief of police. Tony & Susan Tomasetti Tony's 'Traditional' Barber Shop
rosemary conte June 07, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Congratulations! Jason....I'm very glad you are in the position of Police Chief. I wish you a wonderful experience.

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