MONROE – After a 30-year career in Monroe, the township’s top cop is retiring. 

Police Chief Michael Lloyd will retire at the end of June, said Township Administrator Alan Weinberg on Thursday.

Lloyd started working at the department as a dispatcher.

Since his announced departure, as of April 1, the department's captain, Michael Biennas, has been in command, Weinberg said, which is outlined in the township's code. 

Weinberg said the chief will use his available time off to his June 30 retirement date.

Lloyd was officially sworn in at the Jan. 2, 2013 township council meeting as police chief, replacing John Kraivec.

Lloyd joined the Monroe Township Police Department in 1988 as a dispatcher and worked his way through the ranks to become chief for six years. He graduated from the Middlesex County Police Academy and became a patrolman in 1990. 

He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in 2011.

A request for comment from the mayor about the chief retiring was not answered by the time of publishing.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.