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Former Rye PD & FD Head Corcoran Lands New Job in Morristown, NJ

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(PHOTO: Michael C. Corcoran, Jr. Esq.)

Former Rye Public Safety Commissioner Michael Corcoran, who resigned from his Rye position in June, has landed a new position in Morristown, New Jersey as its first civilian public safety director:

"A retired West Orange deputy police chief and former police commissioner for Rye, New York, is expected to be appointed Morristown's first civilian public safety director.

Mayor Timothy Dougherty is expected to appoint Michael Corcoran, 52, to the job that will pay between $100,000 and $150,000 annually at Tuesday's council meeting. The appointment, if approved by the council, will run through the duration of the mayor's term which expires Dec. 31, 2021.

The appointment is listed as a resolution on the council's agenda. Dougherty and town Administrator Jillian Barrick said further information would be released after the appointment. If approved, Corcoran would start Oct. 1.

The public safety director will oversee policies, procedures and discipline over the town's bureaus of police and fire and office of emergency management.

The council in June approved creation of a public safety department and director, less than a month after a Morris County civil jury awarded Morristown Officer Keith Hudson $1.7 million in compensatory and punitive damages."

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  1. “Corcoran, who has a law degree and attended the FBI National Academy” the city of Rye just filled and was approved from civil service for the new Public Safety Commissioner to have a GED. I guess you should not expect much from a city manager that lies on a sworn affidavit.

  2. 14 weeks after resigning from his position as Rye City Public Safety Commissioner, Michael Corcoran has an impressive new position in Morristown, NJ. Rye Mayor, Josh Cohn, who ran on transparency, has never said a word about Corcoran’s “get the hell out of dodge” June departure. Rye lost an FBI-trained, law school graduate as it’s public safety officer. We are worse off for this.

    Rye has named high school graduate Lt. Robert Falk as its interim Public Safety Commissioner. Rye City Hall has also altered the job description for a permanent Commissioner from one requiring a college degree to one requiring a GED. Falk is in line to be named Rye City Public Safety Commissioner. If you google “Robert Falk, Rye City, Andrew Caspi”, you will learn about Falk’s flaws. He is either incompetent or lacks a moral compass:

    https://www.lohud.com/…/rye-police-andrew-caspi-b…/24086549/

    If you don’t want the guy who covered up for a rage-aholic cop who beat the crap out of a teenager to be our Public Safety Commissioner, let the Mayor and City Council know.

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