East Brunswick’s newest police officer is township native

The East Brunswick Police Department's newest patrolman, Grant Korten, was sworn in by Mayor Brad Cohen on Jan. 4.
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The East Brunswick Police Department's newest patrolman, Grant Korten, was sworn in by Mayor Brad Cohen on Jan. 4.

EAST BRUNSWICK–The East Brunswick Police Department’s newest patrolman was sworn in by Mayor Brad Cohen on Jan. 4.

Grant Korten, 26, was born and raised in East Brunswick. He graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminology and is currently in progress for a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, according to a prepared statement from the police department.
In his off time, Korten coaches soccer at East Brunswick High School.
Korten started his law enforcement career with the police department as a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class I, according to the statement.
In June 2016, Korten graduated from the Cape May County Police Academy as a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II. He then took a part-time position with the Avalon Borough Police Department before accepting a full-time position with the Collingswood Police Department, where he served as a field training officer and was a patrol supervisor, according to the statement.
He currently has four years of law enforcement experience. After he completes his field training, Korten will be assigned to the Patrol Division, according to the statement.