Middle Township's Police Chief Christopher Leusner has been sworn in as the President of the FBI National Academy Associates New Jersey Chapter for 2014.
In addition to overseeing the chapter's mission of providing the membership with continuing education, training, research and professional development opportunities that will promote improved law enforcement cooperation, services and standards in all levels, Chief Leusner's new duties will require travel throughout the state and to Quantico, Va., Philadelphia, Pa., and Camp Dawson, West Va.
"This is a great honor for Chief Leusner, as well as a great opportunity to raise the profile and enhance the already stellar reputation of the MTPD," said Mayor Tim Donohue, who called the township's police department "the most effectively and efficiently operated in the county."
Chief Leusner joined the Middle Township Police Department in 1997 and in 2000 became a member of the township's SWAT Team, where he served for nine years, the last five as a SWAT leader and then Commander of the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team. In 2003 he was promoted to lieutenant and supervised the Major Crimes Unit, Communications Division, and conducted Internal Affairs Investigations. In 2009 he was promoted to Chief of Police of Middle Township.
He is a graduate of Middle Township High School, Gloucester County College, Saint Leo University and holds a Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Administrative Science and a Certificate in Law and Public Safety Leadership. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. and the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police West Point Command and Leadership School. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association, where he serves as Secretary, and teaches part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Atlantic Cape Community College.