LINDENWOLD, NJ (December 30, 2019)----The Lindenwold Police Department announces that Chief Thomas J. Brennan (photo)will retire on December 31, 2019, after thirty years of dedicated service to the community. Chief Brennan began his law enforcement career with the Camden County Sheriff’s Department in December 1989. On January 27, 1992, Chief Brennan was hired by the Lindenwold Police Department. Over the course of the next 27 years of his career Chief Brennan steadily rose through the ranks. He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1999, Lieutenant in March 2007 and ultimately Chief of Police on April 4, 2012.
During his successful career Chief Brennan also served on the Community Policing Bicycle Unit, Tactical Entry Team, and Internal Affairs Unit. Over the past seven years, Chief Brennan demonstrated progressive leadership by utilizing new technology to enhance the department’s operations by upgrading to a new records management system, utilizing social media to enhance the agency's community policing outreach and implementing a body-worn camera program.
Chief Brennan’s signature accomplishment was his commitment to the principles of community policing and his desire to engage with the community. During his time as Chief of Police, he implemented a new School Resource Officer Program, Juvenile Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop Program and reinstituted the National Night Out Event. Chief Brennan was also very proud to have overseen the expansion of the Police Department which modernized our administrative facilities.
All of us here at the Lindenwold Police Department would like to thank Chief Brennan for his dedicated service to the community and his guidance and leadership to the agency. We would also like to congratulate him on a successful thirty-year career and wish him and his family many years of health and happiness in retirement.
Captain Michael McCarthy Jr. will be sworn in as Chief of Police on January 4, 2020.
Thank you Chief Brennan
Lindenwold Police Department
2001 Egg Harbor Rd
Lindenwold, NJ 08021