Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner administered the oath of office Thursday night to Steven Hennelly, who was officially sworn in as the new chief of the Chatham Township Police Department.
The Chatham Township Committee , and he took over the duties of chief the next day.
Hennelly replaces after 34 years with the Chatham Township Police Department, including four years as chief.
The committee also approved two resolutions approving new lieutenants. Before Hennelly became a lieutenant, the department had three in that rank; under Paton's leadership the three positions were merged into one, partly in response to difficult economic times.
Hennelly said he believes the job is better suited for two people.
Thomas Miller and Maureen Kazaba were chosen as the new lieutenants.