Mayor John G. Ducey swore the six newest members of the Brick Township Police Department yesterday in a ceremony at the Municipal Building.

“The men I swore in today all met the high standards that the Brick Township Police Department demands when looking for new officers. Four of these men have already served our Nation in the Armed Forces,” stated Mayor Ducey. “I am confident that all six of our new officers will prove to be assets to our Police Department and our community.”

The six new officers are Daniel Araque (Badge #308), Corey Rackliffe (Badge #309), Jeffrey Maehl (Badge #310), Turner Robbins (Badge #311), Kyle Dudak (Badge #313) and Matthew Farnkopf (Badge #314).

From Left: Chief James Riccio, Matthew Farnkopf, Kyle Dudak, Turner Robbins, Corey Rackliffe, Jeffrey Maehl, Daniel Araque, Mayor John G. Ducey, Councilman Vincent Minichino

Daniel Araque has served in the United States Army Reserves since 2010 and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. He was deployed to both Kuwait and Iraq. Daniel, who is a graduate of Union County College and Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Monmouth University, was previously employed by the Linden Police Department.

Corey Rackliffe is a 2010 graduate of Brick Township High School and is a veteran of the United States Army where he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and was deployed to Iraq. He is a graduate of Ocean County College and Kean University.

Jeffrey Maehl served in the United States Navy as a Military Police Officer from 2009 until 2018 and currently serves in the Naval Reserves. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security from American University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from John Jay College.

Turner Robbins is a 2008 graduate of Brick Township High School. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and served in Operation Enduring Freedom. He earned his Associates Degree from Ocean County College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security from Monmouth University. He was previously employed as an Officer with the New Jersey State Park Police.

Kyle Dudak is a 2014 graduate of Brick Township High School. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the Monmouth County Police Academy and previously served with the Sea Girt Police Department.

 Matthew Farnkopf is a 2019 graduate of Brick Memorial High School where he ranked second in his class of 379 students. He is currently attending Rutgers University Honors College where he is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. Matthew’s comes from a law enforcement family and follows his father, two cousins and his uncle on the BTPD.

 “Throughout my time as Councilman and Mayor, I have always said that the Brick Township Police Department is the best in New Jersey and I continue to stand by that,” said Mayor Ducey. “These new officers will be responsible for upholding the outstanding tradition and reputation that has been established since the Police Department’s founding nearly fifty years ago.”