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Officer Mark Ward Promoted to Sergeant
Officer Mark Ward's wife Nazlie pinned him after he was sworn in as a sergeant while his mother Joan Hando looked on. 

Middletown Township Police Officer Mark Ward Promoted to Sergeant 

Middletown Township Police Officer Mark Ward was promoted to Sergeant at the December 18th Township Committee meeting.

Sergeant Ward, a long-time resident of Belford and a graduate of Middletown High School North, was hired by the Middletown Township Police Department in April of 1994. During his tenure with the Township, he has served primarily with the Patrol Division, with a brief four-year tour as Supervising Firearms Instructor at the Middletown Township Firearms Range. He was also a member of the Department's Emergency Services Unit for 10 years and is currently one of the Department's Firearms, OC Spray and Stop Stick Instructors.

A military veteran, Officer Ward met his wife Nazlie while stationed in Capetown, South Africa. They have two children, Shawn and Rebecca. 

Highlights from the December 18th
Township Committee Meeting

Grace Barker's Retirement
Congratulations to Grace Barker who recently retired as a crossing guard at Navesink Elementary School after 40 years! We wish you the best in your well-deserved retirement! 
Tom Garretson certificate for outstanding community service
Congratulations to Tom Garretson for receiving a certificate for Outstanding Community Service. Tom has been an integral part of our town and a founding member of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Middletown is a better place because of you, Tom! 
Ekne Montalvo Proclamation
Middletown Township Police Officer Ekne Montalvo received a proclamation for his dedication and passion in aiding those affected by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico. We thank you for your extraordinary service.
Cross Country Certificate
Congratulations to the Middletown High School South Girls Cross Country Team for winning the NJSIAA North II Group III State Sectional Championship this season as well as winning the Shore Conference Championship for the first time in the school’s history! 
Girls Soccer Team Certificate
Congratulations to the Middletown High School South Varsity Girls Soccer Team for winning the NJSIAA North II Group III State Sectional Championship this season and reaching the State Final for the first time since 2000!
Mark Ward being sworn in as sergeant
Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger swore in Sergeant Mark Ward at the meeting. His wife Nazlie held the Bible while his mother Joan Hando proudly looked on. Congratulations to Sergeant Ward!
Garbage and Recycling Program Start Dates

Parent Information Program: New Kindergarten Registration Procedures 

The Middletown Township Public School District announced that they will hold a Parent Information Program for parents of children who are eligible to enter kindergarten next year on Wednesday, January 10th at 7 PM in the Middletown High School North Theater.

The session will include information on the new kindergarten registration process, as well as various aspects of student life including student health, the lunch program and before/after care opportunities. Click HERE for more information. 

Middletown Public Schools Logo
Logo Design Contest

Help the Middletown Township Public Library pick their new logo! Voting starts now and ends on February 12th. Click HERE for more details! 


As we approach the winter season, make sure that you sign up to receive alerts about emergencies, flooding, weather alerts, road closures, power outages, and other information relevant to the community. Register at www.middletownnj.org/emergencyalerts. Since some alerts can be targeted to a specific geographic area, we recommend you register with your street address. 

Merry Christmas 2017
2017 Holiday House Light Contest
The Middletown PBA is collecting toys for the Annual PBA Toy Drive. They are supporting the following foundations this holiday season: Middletown Helps Its Own, Jason's Dreams for Kids, and 180 Turning Lives Around. All toys can be dropped off at Middletown Twp. Police Headquarters and will be collected until TOMORROW, December 23rd at 6pm.
Space Heater Safety Tips

Space Heater Safety 

Jersey Central Power & Light is encouraging residents to keep safety in mind when heating your home this winter season. Although they provide extra comfort, heat sources such as space heaters can cause a fire if not used properly. JCP&L has put together a list of "Do's and Don'ts" for keeping your home safe this season. Click HERE for the list of safety tips. 

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