Hopewell Township Police Director Robert Karmazin has announced that he is leaving the department to take a position in the private sector. His last day will be May 15.
Karmazin joined the Hopewell Township Police Department in November 2020. He was originally hired for a temporary, one-year contract to focus on implementing community policing and increasing public outreach and transparency. His one year contract was subsequently extended by the Township Committee.
Hopewell Township Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning said: “Director Karmazin had worked tirelessly to increase public transparency and community engagement with the police department. He has been wonderful to work with: smart, responsive, and engaged. All of us on the Township Committee truly appreciate his efforts, especially his willingness to stay on longer than originally anticipated, and we wish him well in his new position.”
George Snyder, Township Administrator and Director of Public Works, noted: “Bob Karmazin has been an asset to the Hopewell Township community, working with both staff and the public to understand issues and to build trust. It has been a pleasure working with him and he will be missed.”
“My time here as the Director of Police has been an adventure, and I can unequivocally say that the men and women, who make up this great department, are among the finest officers I have ever had the pleasure to work with and who I truly respect,” said Karmazin. “I have made lifelong friendships, and I have learned firsthand how dedicated they are to their chosen profession and most importantly, the Hopewell Township community.”
The Township Committee currently is conducting a process to select a new Chief of Police.
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