Simon Alexander Award Recipient Let's Play Gala 2017
Christopher Wagner Denville Police Chief
Chief Christopher Wagner was hired by the Denville Township Police Department in August of 1988. He attended the Morris County Police Academy and graduated in December, 1988. During his tenure with the Denville Township Police Department, Wagner has served in every division within the department and held every rank. In November, 2007, Wagner was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police.
Chief Wagner is the Immediate Past President of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and is the President of the NJ Police Chiefs Foundation. He is the past president of the Morris County D.A.R.E. Officers, Juvenile Officers and Detective Associations and the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association. He is a certified Police Academy Instructor, lecturing on various topics including Patrol Concepts, Courtroom Testimony and Morals and Ethics. Chief Wagner graduated from the NJ State Chiefs Association’s West Point Command and Leadership Program in 1999. He also serves as the Vice President at St. Peter’s Orphanage in Denville, an orphanage for boys aged 6 to 17 years.
Chief Wagner lives in Denville, is married to his wife Lisa for 25 years and has 2 daughters, Alyssa and Krysten. He graduated from Morris Catholic High School, Denville in 1986. In 2003, he graduated Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree.