HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Chief Michael Loock introduced four police officers at the Township Council Meeting of November 10, and shortly thereafter Hanover Township Clerk Krista DiGiorgio administered the oath of office.
The officers who took the oath were Officer Brian Morrisroe, Sgt. Dominic Kaiser, Sgt. Eric Prach and Lt. Robert Carpenter.
Hanover Township Police Chief Michael Loock introduced and discussed the qualifications of each officer and the Oath of Office was administered by Township Clerk Krista DiGiorgio. The chief said the ceremony was long overdue because of delays having to do with Covid and timing.
Brian Morrisroe was the first officer who took the Oath of Office. Morrisroe has been employed since the beginning of 2022. After graduating from Indian Hills High School in Oakland, Morrisroe attended Ramapo College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After graduating, he took a job with the Oakland Department of Public Works. Subsequently, Morrisroe was hired by the Morris County Police Department and graduated from the Morris County Police Academy. “Morrisroe was selected during a hiring process which included a written test, a physical fitness test, a background check, a psychological and then he completed his twenty-two weeks at the Morris County Police Academy and has been in the field-training program ever since he started on the road,” said Chief Loock. “Because of Covid, his academy was delayed two weeks, so he did some in-house training, and every day Brian is happy to be at work, at least that’s what he tells me, but he’s a great addition to the department.” Police Officer Brian Morrisroe earns $59,855.
Sgt. Dominic Kaiser took the Oath of Office next. According to Chief Loock, Kaiser graduated from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and then was hired by Hanover Township Department. He then attended the Morris County Police Academy as part of the 61st basic police class. During his career, Kaiser has received multiple commendations and has been certified as a drug-recognition expert by the New Jersey State Police. He is a member of the New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association and attended Top Gun, which is an intensive training program geared toward narcotics investigation. Sgt. Dominic Kaiser earns $121,508.
“His experience in the field is the reason why he has previously been assigned to this detective borough and facet in handling most of the narcotics investigations,” stated Loock.
Sgt. Eric Prach took the Oath next. Sgt. Prach started his career in emergency services in 2006 by joining the Chester First-Aid Squad while also being a member of the Police Explorer Coast 188 in Roxbury. He then earned an associate degree from the County College of Morris while subsequently graduating as part of the 80th basic police class at the Morris County Police Academy. Initially, Prach attended Saint Elizabeth’s University earning his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later earning a master’s in Administration Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. During his career, Prach has been assigned as a field training officer and has also been assigned to the detective borough on multiple occasions. Prach has been deemed an expert witness based on his testimony of gang and graffiti investigations. In 2021, Prach completed a selection process to become a medical specialist with the Morris County Special Operations group, which is the medical component of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Prach earns $121,508.
The last Hanover Township Police Department member to take the Oath that evening was Lt. Robert Carpenter. After graduating from Hanover Park High School, Carpenter earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York in Albany. At that time, he also became a certified emergency medical technician and Eagle Scout. Carpenter attended the Morris County Police Academy and graduated as part of the 61st basic police class. During his career, Carpenter has received many commendations which include two life-saving awards. In 2014, Carpenter was promoted to sergeant and later attended Fairleigh Dickinson University to earn a master’s degree in Administration Science. Additionally, Carpenter has earned the Trilogy award which is presented to those who have completed a series of training classes presented by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Lt. Robert Carpenter earns $147,439.