It was announce on Monday that Deputy Police Chief R.Craig Weber was being named acting police chief, replacing retired Police Chief Robert Oches. I want to wish him well.
The Asbury Park Press had a nice write up on it yesterday:
MIDDLETOWN – Deputy Police Chief R. Craig Weber was named acting Chief of Police, replacing former Police Chief Robert Oches, who retired Aug. 1 after a 40-year career.
Weber has been with the township police since Dec. 1, 1993, and rose through the ranks until he was named as one of the department’s three deputy chiefs in September 2010. Weber oversees the department’s technical services, which includes the detective, records and service, and community relations bureaus, as well as the communications and computer operations.
Weber holds two master’s degrees and a graduate degree. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
A decision about who will be named permanent police chief could come as soon as next month, said Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante.
“We have a civil service list; it’s a matter of looking at the list of candidates and making a decision,” he said. “I’ll make a recommendation to the township committee, and they’ll vote on whether to promote them.”
Weber is a lifelong township resident.