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:
“Top Cop” — New MB Police Chief Daniel McManus is sworn in by Mayor David Stickle at borough hall as his proud family looks on, January 2022 (Jack Flaherty Photo). A US Navy veteran and Rowan University graduate, Chief McManus joined the borough force in 1996.
Members of the Monmouth Beach Police Department and borough officials, June 2022 (Jack Flaherty Photo).
Former MBPD Chief Thomas Walsh teaches a course on “Rookie to Retirement” at borough hall, September 2022. The borough’s top cop from 2015 to 2021 is now an instructor for “Street Cop” — which provides training in new techniques and methods for law enforcement. MORE INFO.
Philanthropist Jay W. Ross stands before the two buildings he donated to Monmouth Beach — the police station (l) and the library (r), 1992.
MBPD members at their Willow Avenue headquarters, 2020.
Crime Cycle — one of the ways the MBPD keeps the peace, May 2022.
Retiring MBPD Chief Tom Walsh (second from right) is thanked by Commissioner Tim Somers, Mayor David Stickle and Commissioner Larry Bolsch for his 6 years of service as the borough’s top cop. January 2022 (Jack Flaherty Photo).
Monmouth Beach Police Department at Borough Hall. January 2022 (Jack Flaherty Photo).
MB Police Department Humvee blocking a flooded Griffin Street by the MB School, 2018.
MB Police Chief Richard L. Keller, 1990. He was president of the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association in 1982.
The Monmouth Beach PBA planted a memorial tree in honor of Chief Richard Keller, 2015. The borough’s longest serving top cop passed away in July 2011.
The original MB police kiosk at Ocean Avenue-Beach Road, 1920s. It was the borough’s first police building.
MBPD trading Cards, 2003.
MBPD at headquarters, 1997. Pat McConville is the chief.
Old police kiosk restored as a monument on Beach Road, 2010s.
MB Police Chiefs (1945-Today).
Former 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 New Headquarters Dedication, October 1990.
MBPD Headquarters: 14 Willow Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750; 732-229-1313.
MBPD Men in Blue: Officer Tom Hennessey, Chief Joe Masica, Officer Bill Petrone and Officer Duffy Dotson, 1980s.
Richard L. Keller on his appointment as the new MBPD chief. From left: Commissioners Edwin Feste and Harold Peterson, Chief Keller and Mayor Sidney Johnson, September 1972.
MBPD Chiefs of Police, 2017. From left: Patrick McConville (1995-2002), Thomas Walsh (2015-2021), Drew Winans (2010-2014), and Richard White (2003-2009).
Drew Winans (r) is sworn-in as a new Long Branch police officer by city clerk Jennie DeFazio, 1979. After 14 years with the city force, he moved to the MBPD, where he would serve as chief from 2010 to 2014.
MBPD patrol car caught in Hurricane Sandy storm surge, October 2012.
MBPD officer with an electric police motorcycle — a first in NJ law enforcement, July 2021.
MBPD squad car, 1973.
MBPD officer outside old borough post office, 1930s.
MBPD Chief Nicholas Woolley.
MBPD’s new Polaris side-by-side, June 2021.
MBPD 2002 Ford Police Interceptor.
MBPD 2007 Ford Police Interceptor.
MBPD SUV, 2010s.
MBPD bicycle patrol, 2019.
MBPD Humvee, 2018.
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 officers Bill Petrone (l) and Rich White (r) being decorated, 1970s.
Charles J. Hornbostel, Jr. becomes borough police chief. APP, June 1964. A member of the MBPD since 1950, he served in the US Coast Guard during World War II and was decorated for bravery. Mayor Sidney Johnson remarked: “He ran a tough ship and stepped on a few toes though the years but he did an excellent job as policeman and chief.” Born in Brooklyn, he was also a charter member of the MB First Aid Squad. 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 1929 and served as chief from 1955 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.
MBPD headquarters 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 on Ocean Avenue, 2018.
Former MB Police Chiefs Richard White and Drew Winans, 2000s.
MBPD in borough hall, 2020.
MBPD at MB School, 2019.
MBPD Patrolman Michael Murray, 1970s.
MBPD Patrolman Michael Murray, 1980s.
MBPD Patrolman Michael Murray, 1960s.
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.
Charter for MB Police Department, NJ State PBA local designation, May 1989.
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