The borough’s true blue …
The Monmouth Beach Police Department dates back to April 1906 with the appointment of a police committee by the new borough council. The department’s record is one of strong and steady service to the borough. Here are some MBPD photos through the years:
MB Police Chiefs (1945-Today).
MBPD Chief Thomas C. Walsh in his office on Willow Avenue, 2020. A borough police officer since 1995, Chief Walsh holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan U. and a Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson U.
MBPD Chief C. Edward Sweeney. He was the borough’s top cop from 1945-1953.
Police Chief Sweeney with his cop car, 1940s.
MBPD at new headquarters dedication, 1990.
MBPD at headquarters, 1998. Pat McConville is the chief.
MBPD Headquarters: 14 Willow Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750; 732-229-1313.
Richard L. Keller appointed MB police chief. From left: Commissioners Edwin Feste and Harold Peterson, Chief Keller and Mayor Sidney Johnson, Sept. 1972.
Old police kiosk restored as monument at Beach Road, 2010s.
Original MB police kiosk at Ocean Avenue-Beach Road, 1920s. The town’s first police building.
MBPD Chiefs of Police. From left: Patrick McConville (1995 – 2002), Thomas Walsh (2015-Present), Drew Winans (2010 – 2014), and Richard White (2003 – 2009), 2017.
MBPD squad car, 1973.
MB policeman outside old MB post office, 1930s.
MBPD Chief Nicholas Woolley.
MBPD 2002 Ford Police Interceptor.
MBPD 2007 Ford Police Interceptor.
MBPD SUV, 2010s.
MBPD Officer George “Pat” Maney on motorcycle at Robbin Street and Willow Avenue intersection, 1925.
MBPD Officers Pat Maney and Cartwright Lane on motorcycles, 1930s
MBPD bicycle patrol, 2019.
MBPD humvee, 2018.
Borough police officers Bill Petrone (l) and Rich White (r) being decorated, 1970s.
Charles J. Hornbostel, Jr. becomes MBPD chief. APP, June 1964. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II and was decorated for bravery. Born in Brooklyn, he died in September 1972 at age 67. He and his wife Louise raised two children in town.
Chief Richard L. Keller, 1970s. He was the borough’s longest serving top cop from 1972 to 1993.
MBPD Chief Tom Walsh (c) in his office with borough students, 2019.
Old MB police sign, 2015.
MB Police Chiefs Ed Sweeney and Nick Woolley, 1950s.
MBPD officer operates a drone along the beach, 2019.
MBPD, 2000 (Jack Flaherty Photo).
MBPD, 2004 (Jack Flaherty Photo).
Coffee with a Cop at Booskerdoo in MB, 2018.
MB Police Chief Pat Maney, 1964. He joined the borough police in 1937 and served as chief from 1956 to 1964 (earning $6,100 in his final year).
MBPD Chief Dick Keller in dunking booth at MB Friemen’s Fair, 1970s.
MB police officers after playing the MB School 8th grade, 1982.
Police Chief Dick Keller at Easter celebration at MB borough hall, 1974.
MB Police Department on Willow Avenue, 2017.
Jay Ross (financier) and Richard Keller (police chief) at the borough’s new police facility on Willow Avenue, 1990.
Surrounded: DWI check-point at the MB Cultural Center parking lot, 2018.
MB Police Chiefs Richard White and Drew Winans, 2000s.
MBPD in borough hall, 2020.
MBPD at MB School, 2019.
Patrolman Michael Murray of the MBPD, 1970s.
Plaque tribute to Sgt. Michael P. Murray of the MBPD in front of Borough Hall, 2020. (Jack Flaherty Photo). A US Army veteran, Michael served for 32 years with the MB police and retired in 1999. He died in April 2011. He and his wife of 44 years Paula lived in Little Silver.
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