Kiernan Sworn In as Southampton Town Police Department's Sixth Chief - 27 East

Kiernan Sworn In as Southampton Town Police Department’s Sixth Chief

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James Kiernan with his wife, Julie and son Jack at the swearing in ceremony on December 8 at Southampton Town Hall.  DANA SHAW

James Kiernan with his wife, Julie and son Jack at the swearing in ceremony on December 8 at Southampton Town Hall. DANA SHAW

James Kiernan is sworn in as Southampton town Police Chief by Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, as his wife Julie looks on.  DANA SHAW

James Kiernan is sworn in as Southampton town Police Chief by Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, as his wife Julie looks on. DANA SHAW

James Kiernan signs the ledger and becomes Chief of the Southampton Town Police Department on December 8.   DANA SHAW

James Kiernan signs the ledger and becomes Chief of the Southampton Town Police Department on December 8. DANA SHAW

Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan is congratulated by his son, Jack, wife Julie and Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer.    DANA SHAW

Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan is congratulated by his son, Jack, wife Julie and Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer. DANA SHAW

Newly sworn in Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan addresses the crowd at Town Hall on December 8.  DANA SHAW

Newly sworn in Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan addresses the crowd at Town Hall on December 8. DANA SHAW

James Kiernan was sworn in as Southampton town Police Chief on December 8.  DANA SHAW

James Kiernan was sworn in as Southampton town Police Chief on December 8. DANA SHAW

Newly sworn in Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan addresses the crowd at Town Hall on December 8.  DANA SHAW

Newly sworn in Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan addresses the crowd at Town Hall on December 8. DANA SHAW

Erik Breitwieser, president of the Southampton Patrolman’s Benevolent Association.    DANA SHAW

Erik Breitwieser, president of the Southampton Patrolman’s Benevolent Association. DANA SHAW

Newly sworn in Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan, center, with Southampton Town Board member Rick Martel, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, board members Cyndi McNamara, John Bouvier and Tommy John Schiavoni.    DANA SHAW

Newly sworn in Southampton Town Police Chief James Kiernan, center, with Southampton Town Board member Rick Martel, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, board members Cyndi McNamara, John Bouvier and Tommy John Schiavoni. DANA SHAW

Kitty Merrill on Dec 13, 2022
The Southampton Town Board didn’t even consider looking for another candidate. Members said they knew they wanted to appoint James Kiernan the chief of the Town Police Department, Supervisor Jay... more

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