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Chief John Shaw

Chief John B. Shaw, Jr.

Chief Shaw served as a patrolman in the Riverton Police Department from January of 2001 until March, 2007 when he accepted a position as detective with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.  While working at the Prosecutor’s Office, Chief Shaw served in both the Trial Unit and the Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit.  He also assisted the Crime Scene Unit with investigations.  Chief Shaw returned to the Riverton Police Department in January 2010 bringing with him the wealth of knowledge and expertise gained during his three years at the Prosecutor’s Office.  He was appointed Chief of the Department on April 13, 2011. He is elated to be the Chief of Police in his hometown where he started his law enforcement career and he looks forward to continuing his work with the residents and youth of the community.  When Chief Shaw is not working, he can be found volunteering with the Riverton Fire Department where he has been a member since 1994 and spending time with his family.

Patrolman Matthew Kirk

Officer Kirk has worked as a full time law enforcement officer since 1993. He began his career working at the Burlington County Jail. He then worked at the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department. Officer Kirk came to Riverton Borough in 1998 as a part-time patrolman and was hired as a full-time officer in 1999. He is currently the Department’s TAC officer and firearms instructor. He is also a firearms instructor at the Burlington County Police Academy.  Officer Kirk belongs to the Riverside Fire Company #1 where he currently holds the positions of Vice-President and Assistant Fire Chief.  He is also a commissioner and the chairman of the Riverside Fire District #1.  He received is Bachelor’s degree from Penn State in Administration of Justice. When he’s not working, Officer Kirk likes spending time with his wife Diana and his daughter Kelly.

Patrolman Jeffrey Walker

Officer Walker has worked as a full-time law enforcement officer since 2005. He graduated from the Burlington County Police Academy as an Alternate Route candidate. He began his career working as a patrolman for the Burlington County Bridge Commission. Officer Walker joined the Riverton Borough Police Department as a full-time officer in the fall of 2008. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Paterson University. When Officer Walker is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, going fishing, and playing baseball.

Patrolman Joseph Steinman

Patrolman Steinman began his public service career in 1999 volunteering as an EMT. In 2002, he started working for Virtua Health as a paramedic, which he continues to do today. He was hired as a sheriff’s officer for the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department in 2006, and he graduated from the Camden County Police Academy in May of that year. Patrolman Steinman joined the Riverton Borough Police Department in the fall of 2008. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice through the University of Phoenix. When he is not working, Patrolman Steinman enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Patrolman Andrew Beuschel

Patrolman Beuschel has served as a Special Law Enforcement Officer since 2011 in Seaside Park before becoming a full-time officer in Riverton. He graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in May of 2013. Prior to the academy, Officer Beuschel attended Monmouth University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice, and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security. He has also interned with the United States Marshal Service in Washington, D.C. Officer Beuschel is excited to continue his law enforcement career in Riverton and looks forward to meeting everyone in town. When Officer Beuschel is not working, he enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. Please feel free to contact him with any questions, advice, or if you would like any assistance.

Patrolman Scott Reed

Patrolman Reed is a lifetime resident of Riverton Borough.  He has been a Special Officer with the Riverton Police Department for 25 years.  Officer Reed is the supervisor for the Public Works Department in the Borough, and he is also the Chief of the Riverton Fire Department.  When he isn’t working, you will find Officer Reed and his wife on his boat at the marina, or walking his dog through the streets of Riverton.

Patrolman John Lazzarotti

Patrolman Lazzarotti began his public service career in 1981 as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Burlington City. In 1985, he began his law enforcement career in Burlington, serving there for 25 years. In 2011, Patrolman Lazzarotti joined the Riverton Police Department on a part-time basis. Patrolman Lazzarotti has a vast array of training and experience in all areas of emergency services and hopes to be an asset to the agency and the residents of Riverton. Patrolman Lazzarotti is a believer in community / police partnerships and encourages communication and interaction. If you need something or know something, please contact him; nothing is too large or small. Patrolman Lazzarotti is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 233.

Susan Wompierski, Office Administrator

Susan Wompierski has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Before joining the Riverton Police Department in 2002, she worked for Ford Motor Company. Susan is also an AOC-certified legal transcriber and has been since 1993. She enjoys reading and watching hockey, but her favorite activity is spending time with her family.

Patrolman Thomas C. Whitelock

Officer Whitelock grew up in Riverton and joined the department in 1967. He was killed in the line of duty on January 14, 1976 on Lippincott Avenue while trying to protect a resident from hurting himself.



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