Joseph Phillips was Holmdel's first Chief of Police. Chief Phillips served the Department from 1947 until 1971, while also serving as the Township's school bus driver, and mailman.
R. Bruce Phillips
Bruce Phillips was appointed as a Patrolman with the Holmdel Police Department in 1965, and was one of only three Officers in the Township. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1968, and as Chief of Police in 1971. Under Chief Phillip's guidance, the Department grew to 42 Officers. Also during his tenure he oversaw the creation of numerous programs, including Neighborhood Watch, Domestic Violence Response Team, Police Youth Academy, the Department's participation in the Homdel Drug and Alcohol Alliance, and much more. Chief Phillips retired in February 2004.
On January 26, 2004 Raymond Wilson became Holmdel's third Chief of Police. Wilson grew up in Pennsylvania and relocated to Holmdel after serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He became a member of the Holmdel Police Department in 1973, was promoted to Sergeant in 1980, Lieutenant in 1983, and attained the rank of Captain in 1998. Wilson was second-in-command of the Department for over 20 years. Chief Wilson retired from the Department on June 30, 2010. Chief Wilson now resides with his family in Tennessee.
On May 1, 2010, John Mioduszewski became the fourth Holmdel Township Chief of Police. Mioduszewski, worked his way through the ranks, serving as a Patrolman and a Shift Sergeant. Through his assignments and duties he became familiar with virtually all aspects and functions of the Holmdel Police Department. John was promoted to Captain in 2004, running day-to-day operations.
Chief Mioduszewski's Career Accomplishments
Over the course of his career, Chief Mioduszewski has been involved in initiating and maintaining numerous programs within the Department all of which did not exist in Holmdel prior to his involvement. These include:
- Department's Honor Guard
- Crime Prevention Unit
- Police Youth Academy
- Domestic Violence Response Team
- Police Explorers Post
- Safe-not-Sorry, Self-Defense Program for Young Women
- New-Officer Field Training Program, and many others.
In addition, John served as the Department's first, full-time Training and Crime Prevention Officer. While in that position, he was named Crime Prevention Officer of the Year for the State of New Jersey, for organizing and coordinating the Neighborhood Watch Program, which has come to be recognized as one of the largest and most successful community-based programs in the State.
John has twice received commendations by the General Assembly of the New Jersey Legislature for his work with victims of domestic violence. And, he has been the recipient of numerous Department awards and citations. In addition to several letters of commendation and unit awards for his actions, he has received a Chief's Achievement Award for bringing exceptional recognition to the Department. He is a 3-time recipient of the Department's Distinguished Service Award and has been twice named Officer of the Year.