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Linden swears in first black police chief

A New Jersey police department is getting its first black police chief. Linden officials swore in 47-year-old Jonathan Parham, a 25-year veteran, on Thursday. Parham says he's honored to be chosen

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2016, 8:55 PM

Updated 2,791 days ago

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Linden swears in first black police chief
A New Jersey police department is getting its first black police chief.
Linden officials swore in 47-year-old Jonathan Parham, a 25-year veteran, on Thursday.
Parham says he's honored to be chosen for the post and says he realizes that the position could inspire African-American children to become police officers.
Parham is a graduate of West Point Command and Leadership School, has conducted law-enforcement training in other counties and has served as the accreditation manager for the department.


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