West Long Branch: Borough Police Chief Arthur Cosentino, who has dedicated service to the borough for 37 years, is retiring. Cosentino succeeded John Demaree from the Captain job, and Lawrence Mihlon was promoted to Captain. Captain Mihlon will be promoted to Chief at the February 6 council meeting.
Together the two have managed the department so as to reflect budget pressures through personnel sizing and more efficient use of special police programs, hiring practices and training.
Lt. Paul Habermann is to be promoted to Captain replacing Mihlon.