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Do You Agree With the Selection of Karin T. DiMichele as Berkeley's New Police Chief?

Mayor says it was his choice to make appointment under Faulkner Act; GOP council members say they should have had more input

Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele now presides over the 66-officer Berkeley Township Police Department.

Mayor Jason J. Varano says the selection of who should replace longtime Chief John C. Weinlein III was his to make, under the Faulkner Act.

Members of the GOP-controlled Township Council disagree. They introduced an ordinance at the July 26 council meeting that would give them more input into appointments and the right to reject candidates the township administration has chosen.

Who do you agree with? Berkeley Patch welcomes your input.

just me August 05, 2011 at 12:17 AM
Wait ...... is this sarcasm???
Bette Mastropasqua August 10, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Chief DiMichele is a perfect example of what is finally right in Ocean County. As a 5 year Berkeley resident - a 36 year county resident - and with 31 years of local government experience - I know the best when I see it.....Congratulations Berkeley Township - and well done Chief DiMichele.!
bcesw August 21, 2011 at 02:27 AM
I think the Mayor did the township proud with his appointment. Too bad the R's just want complete control over this town. I hope and wish the new Police Chief the best and am glad she will inprove police and the coverage of such a big township. Good Luch and God Bless
CRMOM3 May 17, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Uh.oh, the truth is now surfacing.. KK & Tommy boy will have to answer the next round of depositions.
charlotte October 19, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Karin DeMichele distinguished herself during Superstorm Sandy. She was qualified for the job and now she is PROVEN. The GOP needs to get their head out of their a$$ says this republican - although currently thinking of switching. Certainly NOT voting GOP this election - too much BLATANT corruption. Disgusting in such a time of out of control property taxes.

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