Hamilton Township Police Officer Of The Year

April 2, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–James M. Stevens, Chief of Police and the entire Hamilton Police Division would like congratulate the 2020 Hank Leverence Police Officer of the Year, Hamilton Township Police Officer Matthew Mayhew #451.

Officer Mayhew, son of retired Officer Dave Barlow, is a 11 year veteran of the Hamilton Police Division. Officer Mayhew has always been a highly motivated officer earning numerous acclamations for jobs well done. Officer Mayhew has been a Field Training Officer, training new officers as they begin their careers. Officer Mayhew is currently assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit, which is tasked with handling longer investigations of narcotic violations, violent crimes and property crime investigations. Officer Mayhew also serves in the Hamilton Honor Guard and Hazmat Team.

Outside of work Matt is a loving husband and father. He is regularly involved in activities with his church and through out our community. He volunteers to deliver Thanksgiving Meals to the homeless, is an assistant Cub Scout Leader, and coaches soccer and wrestling. Matt raises money for The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation which builds smarts homes for severely injured military families. Matt is also a yearly member of the PBA 66 Polar Bear Plunge Team that raises money for the Special Olympics.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, sadly the Kiwanis club of Hamilton had to postpose the event which was scheduled in May. The New date will be October 24th, 2020, located at the Hibernians club on Kuser Road at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending please contact Lorraine Porcella at Lporcella@optonline.net for invitations and further information.

Please help us congratulate Officer Mayhew for receiving this high honor!