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Lambertville Police Officer-In-Charge Gets Contract Extension

The lawman has worked in the city for years.

Officer-in-Charge Lt. Robert Brown in a photo posted to the city Facebook page.

City of Lambertville Police Department Officer-in-Charge Lt. Robert Brown is getting a contract extension.

At last week’s council meeting, City of Lambertville Council members voted to extend contract for the next two years. His extended contract will expire on December 31, 2025. 

The approved contract will be executed by Mayor Andrew J. Nowick, City Attorney William Opel, and City Clerk Cynthia Ege, according to the council meeting’s agenda. 

Brown has served in this role since 2014 when he became the city’s first lieutenant in 21 years. He served one probationary year in this role and then was sworn in as officer-in-charge in 2015.

When he first started in this role, Brown was praised by city officials as an exemplary employee. 

Brown has served Lambertville for close to 30 years and has spent nearly a decade in his current role overseeing all of the riverside city’s policing efforts.

Brown leads a department that has nine police officers, a crossing guard, and three parking enforcement officers.

Since the 2019 elimination of the police director position, the director’s job responsibilities have been merged into Brown’s job.

The department, according to a 2022 report, handled 12,711 calls for service and conducted nearly 2,800 investigations that year.

Since taking over, Lambertville has consistently ranked as one of the safest places to live in Hunterdon County, coming in at number six for the safest places to live in 2023, per Niche.com

While Officer-in-Charge Brown’s salary for 2023 could not be found by the New Hope Free Press, his salary for 2022 was $137,491, according to govsalaries.com.

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