Margate Commissioner of Public Safety John Amodeo, right, administers the oath of office to Capt. Ronald Kashon while his wife Allison holds the Bible.

MARGATE – Lt. Ronald Kashon took the oath of office Aug. 15 for his new position captain in the Margate Police Department. His promotion comes on the heels of Capt. Matthew Hankinson’s promotion to the chief’s position after former Chief David Wolfson retired on July 1.

Commissioner of Public Safety John Amodeo administered the oath while Kashon’s wife Allison held the Bible.

Kashon who was born and raised in Margate and attended the city’s public schools, graduated from Holy Spirit High School and obtained a degree in business administration from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

He started his career in law enforcement in 1997, selecting Margate over the NJ State Police, Amodeo said.

He “came up through the ranks,” Amodeo said, and was promoted to lieutenant in 2014. He served as field training officer and helped the department obtain accreditation from the NJ Association of State Chiefs of Police.

Kashon will serve as operations division commander, Amodeo said.

Kashon said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and thanked his family and friends, especially his wife for the sacrifices made over the years. He said he was proud to work with the members of the Police Department and called them, the “backbone” of the city.

“It is truly an honor and privilege to work for this police department and serve the residents of the community,” he said.

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