Captain Thomas Kienle is a lifelong resident of East Brunswick Township where he currently resides with his wife and three children. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s High School in Metuchen in 1996. He went on to graduate from Rutgers University in 2001 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice. He also graduated from Seton Hall University’s College of Education in 2012 earning a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Training and Development.
Captain Thomas Kienle began his law enforcement career in May of 2000 as a Class II Special Police Officer with the East Brunswick Police Department. In July of 2000 he was hired and began serving as a Patrolman with the Rutgers University Police Department. In December of 2002 he was hired and began serving as a Patrolman with the East Brunswick Police Department. After completing 5 years with the Patrol Section, he was selected for a transfer to the Special Operations Section in January of 2008. Captain Kienle received advanced training and certifications in accident investigation & reconstruction. In May of 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was reassigned to the Patrol Section to serve as a Road Supervisor. In September of 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Station Commander in the Patrol Section. In August of 2019 he was transferred to the Special Operations Section and served as the Section Commander. Captain Kienle has successfully completed numerous supervisory courses including a Penn State University course for Leadership and Command.
During his career, Captain Kienle has been the recipient of several Unit Citations, Letter of Commendation, and a Life-Saving Award. In 2018 he was also the recipient of the Knights of Columbus Community Outreach Award. He is a dedicated and conscientious police officer, who has earned the respect of his peers as well as the officers he supervises. Upon this promotion, Captain Kienle will be assigned to the Administrative Division to serve as a Division Commander.