On Tuesday, February 6th 2024, the Hazlet Township Police Department celebrated six promotions in the Department! 

Chief Robert Mulligan is a life long resident of Hazlet Township.  He graduated from Raritan High School in 1995 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University in 2000. 

He began his law enforcement career, when he was appointed to the Hazlet Township Police Department on February 1st, 1999.  After graduating from the 57th Basic Recruit Class at the Monmouth County Police Academy, Chief Mulligan was assigned to the patrol division. 

Chief Mulligan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014.  In 2017, Chief Mulligan was re assigned as the commander of the detective division, where he supervised criminal investigations and was responsible for the internal affairs function, until his promotion to the rank of Deputy Chief in 2020. During his tenure as Deputy Chief, Chief Mulligan was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police department, ensuring for the effective and efficient function of each division under his command.      

Chief Mulligan is an established leader with steadfast commitment, as he enters his 26th year of service with the Hazlet Township Police Department.


Deputy Chief Kevin Geoghan has been a resident of Hazlet for the last 48 years. He is a graduate of  Raritan High School Class of 1990.  He earned his Masters Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Deputy Chief Geoghan started his career in 1999 in the Keyport Police Department as a Class II Police Officer.

He attended the Monmouth County Police Academy Alternate Route Program and began Law Enforcement career as a full-time police officer with the Manalapan Police Department in July of 2001.

Deputy Chief Geoghan  was hired in Hazlet Township on May 7, 2002 as a full time patrol officer.  He became a K-9 handler in 2003 and during his 16 years as a K-9 handler was able to train and work with his two patrol /narcotics K-9 partners K-9 Memphis and K-9 Diablo.  Lieutenant Geoghan is a certified Firearms Instructor in handgun, shotgun, rifle and Simunition. 

In 2021 Deputy Chief Geoghan was assigned to be the commander of the Detective Bureau, where he has been in charge of the Internal Affairs function of the police department as well as supervising the detective bureau.

In July of 2023 he graduated from the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Deputy Chief Geoghan has received countless letters of appreciation and several commendations. 

Lieutenant Richard Jaeger is a life long resident of Hazlet Township. He graduated from Raritan High School in 2006.   He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Kean University. In 2015 was inducted into the Raritan High School Athletic Hall of fame for both football and track.

He began his Law Enforcement career  on August 5, 2013 when he was hired by Hazlet Township.  Lieutenant  Jaeger is currently a firearms, taser, ICAT, simunitions, and active shooter instructor. From 2016 to 2022 Sgt Jaeger was an active member for Monmouth County SWAT team (MOCERT).

On September 8th 2020  Lieutenant Richard Jaeger was promoted to the rank of  Sergeant,  working in the Patrol Division as a Squad Supervisor.  

In 2022 he received a 200 club award for his actions in bringing a three month old child back to life.  He looks forward to serving this community for years to come.





Lieutenant Will Marvel was raised in Hazlet Township, he graduated Raritan High School 1999.  He became a volunteer Auxiliary officer in 2000 and was hired as a dispatcher in Hazlet shortly after.

In 2000 Lieutenant Marvel was hired as a full-time police officer.  He graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy  in December of 2001 as a Patrol Officer and was assigned to our Uniformed Patrol Division.

Lieutenant Marvel was promoted to Patrol Sergeant on January 15, 2019, as a Patrol Supervisor.  In September of 2023 he was re-assigned to the Administrative Division. Supervising the Records Division. 

 He is currently a Radar, OC, and SFST instructor. Lieutenant Marvel has been a Field Training Officer since 2012 and is now the Field Training Supervisor. He was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert in 2016 and is currently on the Monmouth County DWI task force.




Sergeant John Corcione is lifelong resident of Hazlet Township.  He graduated from Raritan High School in 2002.  In 2006 he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree with a double major from New Jersey City University.

Sergeant Corcione was hired by Hazlet Township on August 14, 2017, graduating from Cape May Police Academy on January 12. 2018, as a Patrol Officer . Sergeant Corcione has been assigned to our Uniformed Patrol Division where he will remain as a patrol supervisor.  

Sergeant Corcione is a field training officer, resiliency officer, radar instructor, CIT officer, and has taught L.E.A.D  Law Enforcement Officer Against Drugs) and #NEO  (Not Even Once) at the schools in Hazlet Township. Sergeant Corcione has received numerous awards; including life saving awards.





Sergeant Megan Surdi is a life long resident of Hazlet Township.  She graduated from Raritan High school in 2014. Sergeant Megan Surdi is a graduate of Stockton University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.    She then went on to continue her education and earned her Master’s Degree in 2021 in Administrative Science.   

Sergeant Megan Surdi was hired by Hazlet Township on July 17, 2018, graduating Monmouth County Police Academy as a Patrol Officer on December 13, 2018.  Sergeant Surdi has been assigned to our Uniformed Patrol Division where she will remain as a patrol supervisor. 

Sergeant Megan Surdi teaches the L.E.A.D. Program to some students in Hazlet Township.  (Law Enforcement Officer Against Drugs).  She is also a #NEO Instructors (Not Even Once) and she is a certified technician for the installation of car seats.