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Command / Administration


Command / Administration

The Cinnaminson Township Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement services to our residents, businesses and visitors in a professional, expedient manner while displaying honesty, dedication, integrity and wisdom.


Chief Richard Calabrese was appointed Chief on February 4, 2019 and is the 6th Chief of Police in Cinnaminson's history. Chief Calabrese is a wartime veteran after serving in the United States Marine Corps between 1989-1993. He started his law enforcement career in January 2000 with the Camden County Park Police and then moved on to the Bridgeton City Police Department. Chief Calabrese joined the Cinnaminson Township Police Department in October 2004 where he spent 8 years as a Detective specializing as a Computer Forensic Investigator before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in February 2015. He was then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August 2017 where he was assigned as the Internal Affairs Commander and was named the Department’s Officer-In-Charge on August 22, 2017.

Chief Calabrese earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Individualized Studies and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science both from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a graduate of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Mid-Atlantic Training held at Princeton University, a graduate of the Rutgers University Certified Public Manager Program, and a graduate of the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Program. In 2021, Chief Calabrese graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. Chief Calabrese is also a New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Accredited Command Executive.

Chief Calabrese is committed to supplying the residents of Cinnaminson Township with outstanding police services by continuing to build mutual trust and respect with our community.


Capt. Johnson grew up in Cinnaminson and began to lay the foundation for a public service career in the U.S. Army Reserves at age 17 and continued through college in the Virginia Army National Guard and New Jersey Army National Guard. He went on to serve the residents of Cinnaminson as a volunteer firefighter with the Cinnaminson Fire Department from 1995 through 2000.

He started his law enforcement career attending the Cape May County Police Academy and graduating as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer working with the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department. Later that year he joined the Riverton Borough Police Department and in 1997 completed his second police academy in 2 years and was appointed Police Officer for the Borough. In 1998 he became a NJ Police Training Commission certified firearms instructor and joined the ranks of instructors at the now defunct Burlington County Police Academy. In 2000, he joined the Cinnaminson Police Department. He spent the next several years in the patrol division holding various assignments including the department's Bicycle Patrol unit and Motel unit. In July 2004 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Detective. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in February 2015 and also assigned as Detective Sergeant later in 2015 and 2016. In 2018 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assumed command of the patrol division and was assigned as the Internal Affairs Commander and Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. In January of 2020 Lt. Johnson assumed command of the Administrative and Investigations Sections including the Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Canine Unit, the School Resource Officer Unit. In June of 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and is is now the department’s Operations commander and remains active in his role with Emergency Management.

As a personal goal, Capt. Johnson sees recruiting, training, and retaining the best police officers as a high priority for delivering effective and constructive community police interactions. Utilizing technology and intelligence-led policing techniques, he strives to have Cinnaminson Police remain at the forefront of modern policing and develop the leaders who will evolve and bring the best in police services for the future of our community.