Mitch Remig has resigned from Point Borough Council,
He will be sworn in on Monday morning at the county prosecutor's office.
Remig, 23, resigned effective this past Saturday, according to a letter he sent to Borough Administrator David Maffei last week and to Patch on Monday night (see attached PDF).
In the letter, dated last Wednesday, Remig wrote: "The opportunity to serve the people of the Borough as an elected official has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life to date."
His council term would have expired at the end of the year.
Remig, who has also been working as a Manasquan special police officer, said his last day on that job is Saturday.
Remig said he is taking a leave from his job working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Brick Township, but may resume working there on a per diem basis on nights or weekends when he is off from the prosecutor's office.
Remig will earn $38,000 annually in what will be his first full-time job as a law enforcement officer.
He had to resign from his council position because appointees to the county prosecutor's office are not permitted, according to county and state ethics guidelines, to be active in partisan politics, County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said in a recent interview.
Ford has said Remig will spend his first couple of weeks in the office and then attend daily training at the state Division of Criminal Justice's training academy in Sea Girt, as required for incoming investigators (unless they had already worked as full-time police officers) with county prosecutors' offices, from August through mid-December.
Remig said he does not know which realm of the prosecutor's office he will work in after he completes academy training.