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Atlantic County Prosecutors Office has Taken Control of Linwood Police Department

MAYS LANDING-Effective Jan. 1, 2021, following an investigation into several complaints of alleged misconduct by Linwood Chief of Police John Hamilton the supervision of the

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Linwood Police Department will be under the statutory authority vested in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

“As such, I am compelled to exercise the authority over the day to day activities of the Linwood Police Department until further notice,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Linwood City Council took action by placing Hamilton on paid administrative leave and has named Capt. Jason Weber the Acting Chief until such time as the personnel matters are resolved.


Anyone with information about serious crimes are asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.