Each month the Jefferson Police Department features an officer of the month. This month they have selected Officer McGowan.
Officer McGowan joined the Jefferson Township Police Department in 2011. He graduated from the Morris County Police Academy in 2007 and was part of the Sparta Police Department for four years before transferring to Jefferson.
He graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor's degree in Communications in 2004. Officer McGowan was also drafted by Chicago Fire in the 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Officer McGowan enjoys spending time with his family, and coaching and playing soccer while off duty.
We're not sure what the "Cat in the Hat" means, but it must be important to be in the photo!