LITTLE SILVER: The newest face in the borough's police department is Officer Brian P. Miller, sworn in to his role during the Feb. 4 borough council meeting.
Officer Brian P. Miller was appointed to the role Jan. 5, but the rescheduled borough council meeting was a chance to ceremoniously swear him in to the role, with the help of family, the police department and Chief Daniel Shaffery. The oath was administered by Councilman David Gilmour, the council liaison to the police department.
Shaffery thanked the council and administration for so swiftly addressing the need for another hire in the police force, and the support the borough gives the department.
Mayor Robert Neff said the police department is deserving of praise. "You are professionals, you protect us, the residents love you and we appreciate what you do," said the mayor.
The council meeting seats were filled with supporters of Miller's friends and family, and many members of the Little Silver Police stood by giving the newest officer applause.
In addition to passing a resolution approving the hire of Miller, the council also passed a resolution accepting the resignation of Patrol Officer Eric Van Schaak, which was effective December 17, 2014.
The hire of Miller was to fill the vacancy created by the resignation.