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2020 Robbinsville 11th Annual Parade Honorees

Robbinsville Township Police Department

Grand Marshal

Robbinsville Police Department Grand Marshal

Steeped in history while featuring a young, energetic, proactive and genuinely caring contingent of officers, dispatchers and support staff, the Robbinsville Township Police Department continues to make an indelible mark on the community.

With 29 officers, seven dispatchers, a discovery clerk and two of the most highly-trained K9 officers in the region, the current configuration of the RTPD began in 1972 with just a few part-time constables in a town of only 1,500.

Since transitioning into a full-time department in 1981, the RTPD has helped set the standard for policing in Mercer County through a historically low crime rate and its implementation of community-based initiatives to help those in need. With programs designed to both educate and safeguard its citizens, the Robbinsville Township Police Department promotes honest and open communication to help carry out the day-to-day operations of the department.

John Ward

Irish Person of the Year

John Ward Irish Person of the Year

After graduating from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey), I taught in the East Windsor Regional School District from 1969-2008 as a science teacher and special education teacher, and became the science supervisor, assistant principal, and principal of Hightstown High School.

Currently, I volunteer as the Executive Director of Robbinsville Meals on Wheels and serve on the Robbinsville Township Senior Advisory Committee; and volunteer at RWJUHH as a Patient Relations representative and serve on the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).

Recently, I was the recipient of the 2018 Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton Vern Applegate Community Service Award.

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