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.
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