New Bradley Beach Police Officer


coaster-news-200By MELISSA BEVERIDGE

Christopher Hingston became a member of the Bradley Beach Police Department this week after he was administered the Oath of Office by Bradley Beach Mayor Gary Engelstad.

Hingston, who has been a special class police officer in the borough for the past two years, applied for the position after Captain Stephen Fahnholz retired on Dec. 31.

“We had a lot of candidates who applied for the job, and Chris excelled,” said Police Chief Leonard Guida. “He comes from a great service and we all love him here. He’ll make a fine addition and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Hingston has a military background with the Coast Guard and before joining Bradley Beach was a police officer in Seaside Heights for seven years.

“It was a difficult transition leaving Seaside after seven years to come here (to Bradley Beach), but they welcomed me with open arms. I appreciate everyone coming out to support me,” Hingston said.

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