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 has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Individualized Studies and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science both from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 2020, Chief Calabrese continued his formal education by completing the Certified Public Manager’s program developed jointly by Rutgers University and the State of New Jersey's Civil Service Commission to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st-century public management environment.

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.


Lt. 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.

As a personal goal, Lt. 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.


Lt. Lillagore started his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the NJ Department of Corrections in 1992. He was stationed at the Garden State Correctional Facility in Yardville for 3 years. In March of 1995 he left the NJDOC and started his police career with the Riverside Township Police department. On January 1, 2005, Tom left Riverside to join the Cinnaminson Police Department, his hometown agency. He spent the next several years in the patrol division holding various assignments. In December of 2015, Tom was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Detective. He was promoted to Detective Sergeant in August 2017. In April of 2019, Tom was promoted to Lieutenant and is currently in charge of the Patrol Division and Internal Affairs. He is also a recent graduate of NJACOP Command and Leadership Program. Lt. Lillagore is humbled to lead one of the most professional law enforcement agencies in Burlington County.