Charles WatsonOct 31, 2017, 3:19 pmOct 31, 2017, 3:23 pm

New state police superintendent takes office

NJSP bring new leadership to the department after more than a decade

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TRENTON — New Jersey State Police welcomed new Superintendent Maj. Pat Callahan to run the department.

The 24-year-old veteran was sworn in at a ceremony at Gov. Chris Christie's Trenton office.

Christie called the swearing in a monumental moment for the state and New Jersey State Police as a new leader takes the helm for the first time in more than a decade.

Callahan is replacing long-serving state police superintendent Rick Fuentes, who's been on the job since Gov. Jim McGreevy selected him for the position in 2003.

His tenure ends Nov. 1.

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