The Madison Borough Council appointed Lt. Jerry Mantone acting chief of the through Feb. 1, and a permanent chief will be decided through a formal process to be outlined in an ordinance, according to a resolution approved by the Borough Council on Monday.
The selection process will include an oral and written component, and a psychological evaluation, the resolution says. The New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association will be in charge of the exams.
Details about who will be eligible for consideration will be determined at a later time.
The resolution specifies Lt. Darren Dachisen as the officer in charge in Mantone's absence.
Mantone, the department's Investigative Division commander and president of Project Community Pride, was hired as a special police officer in 1977, the same year he graduated from , according to his bio on RoseNet.org. He became a patrolman in 1980.
The acting chief appointment temporarily fills the vacancy left by . Trevena stays on the books as chief through Feb. 1 while collecting accrued sick and vacation time.