Rider honors retiring Lawrence Township police chief

Chief Daniel A. Posluszny will receive a plaque prior to the home basketball game on Jan. 16
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rider University will honor retiring Lawrence Township Police Chief Daniel A. Posluszny prior to its home basketball game against Saint Peter’s on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. For this game in his honor, members of law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs can receive a discounted general admission ticket for $3 by showing their badge or identification at the ticket window the night of the game.

Anthony Campbell, Rider’s dean of students, said the university has always maintained a close relationship with the Lawrence Township Police Department, especially with Chief Posluszny. In honor of his service to the community, Rider will present Chief Posluszny with a plaque during a ceremony just before the start of the game.

“The entire Rider community wishes Chief Posluszny well as he begins this new chapter in his life,” Campbell said. “We are so grateful for his longstanding support and friendship over the course of his career, and we just want to take a moment to show our appreciation.”

Vickie Weaver, director of Public Safety at Rider, said the Lawrence Township Police assists Rider with security for various events on campus, including basketball games and the fall concert.

“Chief Posluszny has been an invaluable resource to Rider University,” she said. “His dedication to his career and faithful service to the police department as well as Rider made him a great friend to the whole Rider community.”

Posluszny has been with the Lawrence Township police force for more than 28 years, 12 of which he spent as the chief.

For more information or to purchase tickets for any of Rider University’s men or women’s basketball games, call the ticket office at 609-896-5054 or visit the ticket office in Alumni Gym. Tickets may also be purchased online via Ticketleap, Rider’s official online ticket provider.

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Posluszny retired Jan. 1 after serving for more than 28 years. (Photo courtesy of Martin Griff / The Times of Trenton)