Asbury Park Police Chief Mark Kinmon retired earlier this month and the department is running under the supervision of Deputy Chief Anthony Salerno.
The question of appointing a new Asbury Park police chief or a civilian police director has been lingering since Police Chief Mark Kinmon announced he was retiring effective Sept. 1.
A total $84,629 payout to retired Asbury Park Police Chief Mark Kinmon was unanimously approved by the City Council at last week's meeting.
The payout is to compensate Kinmon
, who retired effective Sept. 1, for 135 unused sick days and 28 unused vacation days.
City officials said that the pay-out was a contractual obligation that the city needed to fulfill.
"Chief Kinmon deserves every single penny given him for his service to the city," resident Arnold Faulhaber.
, 45, has been working in law enforcement for 27 years.
He began his work in the city in March of 1990 as a patrol officer and became chief of police in March of 2007.
Prior to that, he
worked with county law enforcement.