By John Burton
FAIR HAVEN — Tuesday’s Borouch Council meeting was a homecoming for Dwayne Reevey Jr.
Reevey, who has lived most of his life here, was sworn in on Tuesday as the newest member of the borough police department.
“I grew up here,” said Reevey. “My family has been here over 80 years. I know a lot of people here.”
Reevey, 26, will be the thirteenth officer in the borough police department, which is not adding to its staff but maintaining its existing force, said Chief Darryl Breckenridge.
“We’re very fortunate to have a home grown candidate,” for the department, Breckenridge said.
Reevey attended Rumson-Fair Haven High School, where he excelled at sports. He continued his education at Rowan University, majoring in Criminal Justice. He is currently working for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and is expected to begin work for the Fair Haven Police on Nov. 7.
“We’re getting an excellent young man,” said Mayor Michael Halfacre, and one who “has very, very deep Fair Haven roots.”
Reevey, who was engaged recently, currently lives in Red Bank but hopes to relocate to Fair Haven sometime in the future.