East Brunswick appoints new chief of police

Mayor Brad Cohen (left) congratulates newly appointed Chief of Police Lt. Frank LoSacco (right) on June 24 during the Township Council meeting at the municipal building. COURTESY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EAST BRUNSWICK
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Mayor Brad Cohen (left) congratulates newly appointed Chief of Police Lt. Frank LoSacco (right) on June 24 during the Township Council meeting at the municipal building. COURTESY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EAST BRUNSWICK

EAST BRUNSWICK–The Township Council approved the appointment of Lt. Frank LoSacco as the East Brunswick Police Department’s (EBPD) newest chief of police.

Effective Aug. 1, LoSacco will replace retiring Chief James Conroy, according to the resolution approved during the June 24 council meeting.

LoSacco is a 31-year member of the EBPD. He started with the EBPD as a special police officer in 1987 and has worked his way through the ranks, spending most of his career in the patrol division, according to a prepared statement from the township.

During his years he has served the township and the department working as the domestic violence liaison; and instructor for firearms, active shooter, defensive tactics and anti-terrorism. He has also served for many years in Community Policing, as the Agency Recruitment Officer and the Patrol Squad Supervisor, according to the statement.

The new chief earned his bachelor’s degree from Kean University and his master’s degree from Seton Hall University. His law enforcement education was capped by an appointment to the prestigious NJSACOP Command and Leadership Academy. He has also taught law enforcement courses at Rutgers University, Middlesex County College, Mercer County Community College, Morris County College and online through Phoenix University, according to the statement.

LoSacco is the father of four children. The new chief dates his residency in East Brunswick back to 1973. He attended Crandall School, Frost School and graduated from East Brunswick High School in 1986. After the birth of his first child, he moved to Spotswood, according the statement.

While in Spotswood, he won a position on the Borough Council. He then returned to school and earned a degree as a certified public manager from Rutgers University and the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, according to the statement.

LoSacco recently moved back to his native East Brunswick.