Hoboken, N.J.— Stevens Chief of Police Timothy J. Griffin was announced the newest President of the Chiefs of Police Association of Hudson County this week. Griffin was sworn in by Acting-Hudson County Prosecutor Gaetano Gregory to a two-year term and will serve in that role for 2014 and 2015. He replaces outgoing president Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr. of the Hoboken Police Department who will be retiring this year.
Griffin, a 33-year police veteran, has been the chief of police for Stevens since 2007 after having served 25 years as a captain for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and then as police director for the West New York Police Department.
“I’m honored to be named for this leadership position,” said Griffin. “The organization has had a tremendous impact on serving the citizens of Hudson County and I look forward to working further with the local police departments and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office to help identify the needs of our police officers which can help them perform their duties safely and more effectively".
Also sworn in were Chief Robert Dowd of the North Bergen Police Department who will serve as vice president, Chief Ralph Scianni of the Bayonne Police Department to serve as the secretary/treasurer and Chief Richard Molinari of the Union City Police Department to serve as sergeant-at-arm.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education and coastal sustainability. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.
About the Hudson County Chiefs of Police Association
The association, which was founded in 1957, is a professional membership organization serving Hudson County’s law enforcement and private security interests. The organization is dedicated to providing mutual aid between law enforcement agencies and promoting professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout Hudson County. The group of chiefs and public safety directors work closely with the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor to coordinate law enforcement policies and procedures for the nearly 3000 police officers that carry out law enforcement responsibilities within the County. They have recently included professional security executives to their organization to address the homeland security needs of the private sector during disasters like the recent Super Storm Sandy.