Jersey City Swears in its 39th Chief of Police

Jersey City Chief of Police sworn in

October 1st, 2013, Deputy Chief Robert M. Cowan, a 35 year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department was sworn in by Mayor Steve Fulop, as the 39th Chief of Police. Chief Cowan was appointed to the Jersey City Police Department as a Police Officer in December 1979. "Chief Cowan’s leadership has been especially critical during the first three months of our administration, where he has been both an integral part in developing our plan for targeted police sweeps and actively involved in the field operations leading to the arrest of more than 200 individuals." – Mayor Steve Fulop