West Milford's top cop officially sworn in

| 20 Sep 2012 | 01:26

— With a room half filled with law enforcement from the township and throughout the county, the West Milford Police Department celebrated with the community as its new leaders were sworn in.
Promoted earlier this summer, West Milford police Chief Timothy C. Storbeck took his oath of office as chief and director of Public Safety. A 21-year veteran of the township police force, Storbeck thanked his family for understanding the demands of the job and the four chiefs under whom he served. All four were in attendance Wednesday night.
"All four were different, with different leadership styles," said Storbeck about the chiefs, including James Breslin, James Dykstra, Paul Costello and Gene Chiosie. "One thing they have in common, they each gave me an opportunity for advancement."
Along with Storbeck, Richard Fiorilla took his oath as captain of the department, making him second in command of the department. Robert Congleton took his oath as well, being named lieutenant.
All had family members on hand to hold the Bible for their swearing in.
In his comments to the public, Storbeck said he was "both honored and proud to receive these promotions." The officers, about 24 of whom were in attendance, are his extended family.
"These officers make up my extended family," he said. "These are not positions I take lightly. I am proud to lead them."