October 13, 2022
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Lieutenant Jason Hart was sworn in as East Windsor Township’s new Chief of Police by East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov, at a ceremony in the Municipal Courtroom, attended by large numbers of Township officials, police officers and family and friends. Chief Hart’s appointment follows the retirement of Chief of Police James Geary, who served 27 years with the police department.
Mayor Mironov detailed Chief Hart’s career and accomplishments with the Township department. Chief of Police Hart joined the Township police department in January 2004, after graduating from the Ocean County Police Academy and serving as a Special Police Officer in Seaside Park Borough. During his career with the Township, Chief Hart has been a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, Secondary Officer in Charge, Evidence Technician, Firearms Instructor, and Detective in Investigative Services. He was promoted to Sergeant in July 2015, serving as a Platoon Supervisor, Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor and Investigative Services Supervisor. Chief Hart was promoted to Lieutenant in January 2020 serving as Investigative Services Commander, Uniform Services Commander and Internal Affairs Commander.
Chief Hart has been awarded the Life Saving Medal, the Samaritan Officer of the Year Award, two Unit Citation Medals, Educational Achievement Medal, several Awards of Merit and numerous Letters of Recognition from his superior officers and members of the community. He received a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and master’s degree from The Collage of New Jersey, and is a 2019 graduate of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.
Mayor Mironov stated, “Chief Jason Hart comes to this top position with an extremely wide breath of law enforcement experience, substantial training and credentials, and demonstrated performance and leadership. We are confident that Chief Hart brings to this position of responsibility the background and personal qualities which will enable him to be an effective Police Chief and to continue to develop a high caliber of performance for our department.”
Chief Jason Hart, after taking the oath of office administered by Mayor Mironov, expressed his gratitude to the Mayor and Council and to all of his fellow police officers and former Township police chiefs. Chief Hart stated, “I am very excited and truly honored to have been granted the opportunity to serve as East Windsor Township’s chief of police. I look forward to many years of continued service with the men and women of our police department on behalf of the entire community.”
Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered the oath of office to new East Windsor Township Chief of Police Jason Hart as his wife Beth holds the Bible.
Mayor Mironov and newly appointed Chief of Police Jason Hart at the October 6 swearing-in ceremony.