Mark D. Roddy

Police Department
Title: Police Chief
Phone: 973-428-2512
Hanover Township Police Website

The Chief of Police is the executive officer of the Police Department responsible for the supervision and administration of the Department. His duties and responsibilities are governed by State Statute, Township Ordinances and the Department's rules and regulations. Helping the public to understand the roles and responsibilities of the Police Department is an important function of the Chief. Communications and community relations are key elements in the job performed by the Chief.

Apprehending criminals and enforcing laws are not the only duties of the Department. The Police Department sponsors numerous education and orientation sessions dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, neighborhood watches and pedestrian and traffic safety.

Mark D. Roddy joined the Township of Hanover Police Department in 1989. He has risen through the ranks, becoming Sergeant in 1996 and Lieutenant in 2003. Effective April 14, 2016 Lieutenant Roddy was promoted to Chief of Police, by the Township Committee. When Chief Roddy joined the department he possessed a bachelor’s degree from The University of New Haven. While working in Hanover he has obtained a Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences form Fairleigh Dickinson University. Chief Roddy has also attended the F.B.I. National Academy. 

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