Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Lt. Steven Brylinski Completes Command & Leadership Academy

On May 30, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Lieutenant Steven Brylinski completed the rigorous 14-week Command and Leadership Academy offered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Mount Arlington Township Police Chief Keith Licata served as the lead instructor for the program. The course was held at the Morris County Police Training Academy in Parsippany, New Jersey.

The Command & Leadership Academy was developed in collaboration between the United States Military Academy at West Point and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police by highly experienced law enforcement professionals. The curriculum focuses on studying leadership as a science through logic, critical thinking, and vision. Candidates utilize police-oriented case studies to connect the organizational theories they have learned in real time scenarios.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “Lieutenant Brylinski is a key member of our office. He has always been a leader to his peers, and this training further cements his place in our command staff. I know he will continue to serve this office with distinction”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Lt. Steven Brylinski Completes Command & Leadership Academy
Chief Keith Licata and Lt. Steven Brylinski

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker Join Copeland Middle School “Breakfast with the Stars”

On the morning of May 30, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker joined former professional athletes and celebrities, and other local community leaders including Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Rockaway Township Chief of Police Martin McParland, and Rockaway Borough Chief of Police Conrad Pepperman for the 20th annual “Breakfast with the Stars” at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway Township. The annual program is the fourth part of the school’s continuing Substance Abuse Program created for the eighth grade students, titled “Project Positive Choice”. This multi-part program was developed by former Rockaway Township Councilman, Les Wexler, over twenty years ago.

The first three phases include speakers from Daytop NJ, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, a presentation from an individual who has lost a loved one to a drug overdose, and discussions with minimum custody offenders from a State correctional facility who committed crimes in which drugs or alcohol were involved.

Following breakfast and greetings with the entire eighth grade class, celebrities are escorted by two students to different classrooms. In the classrooms, the students have the opportunity to discuss the lives of the celebrities and how they have been able to achieve their successes without having to resort to drugs and alcohol. After the discussions, the students can meet and take pictures with all of the celebrities in attendance.

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “It was an honor to be invited back by Les Wexler to Copeland Middle School’s “Celebrity Day” program. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office embraces the importance of educating our youth on good decision making skills. This outstanding program brings in various influencers who can help share information with the students so they can make positive choices”.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker Join Copeland Middle School “Breakfast with the Stars”
Prosecutor Knapp with Rockaway Boro Chief Conrad Pepperman, Rockaway Township Captain Wade Ryerson, Captain Robert Scherr, Lt. Peter Reilly, and Lt. Michael Dachisen, Jr.
Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker Join Copeland Middle School “Breakfast with the Stars”
Prosecutor Knapp and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon with former college basketball player Tiffara Steward.
Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker Join Copeland Middle School “Breakfast with the Stars”
Acting Chief Kimker and Legendary NJ Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Prosecutor Knapp Delivers Commencement Address for 92nd Morris County Basic Police Training Graduation

On May 30, 2019, the commencement ceremony of the 92nd Morris County Basic Police Training Class was held at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp addressed the class of 67 graduates, who will be serving as law enforcement professionals in various capacities throughout New Jersey. Also providing remarks at the ceremony was President of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association and Butler Police Chief Chiro Chimento and Morris County Public Safety Academy Director Daniel Colucci.

Prosecutor Knapp’s remarks emphasized the importance of making the correct choices as a law enforcement officer, saying “You will face many challenges during your careers. Many times pressures will be put upon you from many directions. It may be easier to take a path which you know in your heart is not the right one. My advice is to stay with your heart and the training you have received and do what is right”. He also commended the graduates for their efforts in successfully completing the rigorous training offered at the academy and wished them well in their futures serving the public.

Following the ceremony, Prosecutor Knapp stated, “The 67 men and women who graduated here today received training from some of the best law enforcement instructors in the State. I am confident that they will serve their respective communities with distinction and honor”.

Prosecutor Knapp Delivers Commencement Address for 92nd Morris County Basic Police Training Graduation
Prosecutor Knapp

Prosecutor Knapp Delivers Commencement Address for 92nd Morris County Basic Police Training Graduation

Prosecutor Knapp Delivers Commencement Address for 92nd Morris County Basic Police Training Graduation
Chief Chimento administering the oath to the graduates.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.