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UNITS

The East Greenwich Township Police Department currently has a total of nineteen officers, including:
  • 7 officers in the Community Policing Unit that are responsible for services including D.A.R.E., and Neighborhood Watch.
  • A Detective Unit, consisting of two officers, follows up on crimes or cases of a complex nature.
  • A Traffic Unit, consisting of 2 officers (one full time, one part time), handles issues resulting from our township's increased population and growth.
  • A Bike Patrol Unit
  • A K-9 Unit, consisting of a single-team unit (one patrolman/canine handler, and one canine, Kliff).

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EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT 2009
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Bottom Row left to right: K9 Deuce Ptl. Phil Owens, Ptl. William Crothers, Sgt. Charles Barone, Chief Barry Jenkins, Deputy Chief Christopher Everwine, Sgt. Jacqueline Smith, Ptl. Michael Robostello, Ptl. Matthew Brenner, K9 Kliff
Second Row left to right: Ptl. Jeffrey Thompson, Ptl. Rudolfo Mazzocca, Sgt. Scott Soper, Sgt. Steven Ridinger, Sgt. Anthony Francesco, Ptl. Ryan Ragone, Ptl. Eli Hall
Third Row left to right: Ptl. Kyle Spears, Inv. Daniel Abate, Ptl. Joseph Hargraves, Ptl. David Forand, Ptl. John Seas
Top Row left to right: Ptl. Philip DePietro, Ptl. Kyle Messick, Ptl. Brett Pfeiffer

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OFFICER PROFILES

Chief William E. Giordano
Chief
Barry Jenkins

Chief Barry Jenkins has been with the East Greenwich Police department since December 1991. Chief Jenkins began his law enforcement career with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked as a Corrections Officer for one year and a Sheriff’s Officer for two years. The Chief has an associate’s degree in Law Enforcement from Gloucester County College and a bachelors degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 2008 Chief Jenkins obtained his Certified Public Managers certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University as well. Chief Jenkins throughout his career has been on the Gloucester County Emergency Response Team and Gloucester County S.W.A.T. Chief Jenkins along with Sgt. Soper implemented the Bicycle Patrol Unit in 1999 and in 2003 helped Ptl. Brenner begin the department K9 unit, which now has 2 K9’s in-service. Both of these units were established solely on the donations from Township businesses and residents.Currently Chief Jenkins is an active member of the Gloucester County Police Chiefs Association and the New Jersey State Police Chiefs Association. Chief Jenkins is currently the Vice President of the East Greenwich Township Fire/Rescue and Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the township. On his off time Chief Jenkins enjoys spending time with his family, particulary his wife,  Amy,  his step-son Aaron and daughter Rylee.  The Chief  also enjoys working in the yard and watching sports,  particularly baseball, football and hockey.

 

Deputy Chief Christopher Everwine was promoted to his current position on June 9, 2009. He is a graduate of the Gloucester County Police Academy (SLEO II Class #5). The Deputy Chief began his career in June of 1993 with the South Harrison Township Police Department. In May of 1994 he came to the East Greenwich Township Police Department and was assigned to patrol. In 1997, he was reassigned to the Detective Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in October 2001 while assigned to the Detective Unit. In September 2005, he retuned to the Patrol Division and served as the patrol sergeant for Squad “B”. On December 26, 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and held that rank until his promotion to Deputy Chief in June of 2009. During his career, the Deputy Chief served on the Goucester County S.W.A.T. team for 8 years as a Negotiator. He was a D.A.R.E. Instructor, member of the Community Policing and Bike Units. Deputy Chief Everwine holds and Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from Gloucester County College and is currently pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Criminal justice through Liberty University. He is a 1987 graduate of Kingsway regional High School, and in his off time enjoys spending time with his wife Michele and his son Joshua.

Sergeant Jacqueline Geis Smith began her career as a police officer with the Washington Township Police Department in 1984. During her four years with Washington Township as a patrol officer, she gained experience in narcotics enforcement by working in an undercover capacity for a neighboring community. This led Sgt. Smith to accept a position with the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office for a short time before coming to East Greenwich Township in August of 1988. After starting as a patrolman with East Greenwich, Sgt. Smith served the department as investigator in 1995 and 1996, before being promoted to Sergeant in 1997, where she returned to street patrol. Besides Sgt. Smith's patrol duties, she is also an instructor for the Gloucester County Police Academy, where she is certified to instruct physical training, and has also instructed in the areas of community policing. Sgt. Smith became a D.A.R.E. officer in 1991, and was one of the first D.A.R.E. officers to offer the program to East Greenwich Township students, which she continues to this day. In 2002, Sgt. Smith was accepted by D.A.R.E. America to be trained as a mentor, which certifies her to train future D.A.R.E. officers. Sgt. Smith has a B.A. degree in Law from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Sgt. Smith's interest and experience as a physical training instructor has led her to become a certified Personal Fitness Trainer, as well as a Sports Nutrition Consultant. Sgt. Smith is married with three children, and stays busy in her off-duty hours running, reading, practicing and competing in martial arts, where she is a third degree black belt, and riding, showing, and training horses.

 

Sgt. Ridinger is currently in his 24th year as a police officer. He started as a patrolman at rutgers police (camden) and came to east greenwich in 1989. He was promoted to the rank of seargent in 1997 and is currently in charge of patrol squad "b". In addition to patrol, sgt. Ridinger has served the department as a firearms instructor, traffic officer and field training officer. While off duty, sgt. Ridinger enjoys watching and participating in sports, weight training, and spending time with his wife and children.

Sergeant Scott A. Soper has served with our department for 17 years, where he currently serves as the shift supervisor for 'Squad A'. Sergeant Soper is a member of the Community Policing Department and the Bike Unit. He graduated from the Atlantic County Police Academy. Sergeant Soper likes spending time weight training and bicycling.

 

Sergeant Charles Barone holds an A.A.S. Degree in Law Enforcement. He began his career in 1987 as a special officer in another jurisdiction. He was subsequently appointed to the position of Patrolman. He came to East Greenwich Township in 1994, where he served as Patrolman until 1994, being promoted in 2005 to the position of Patrol Sergeant, and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. During his career he served on the Gloucester County Emergency Response Team, and was a tactical member on the County SWAT Team. Sgt. Barone is also a member of the department's Bike Unit, and is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician. He is also one of a few department members who is rifle certified. In addition to his other duties. Sgt. Barone trains officers in the use of the ASP Baton and O.C. Aerosol Subject Restraint Spray. While off-duty, Sgt. Barone enjoys spending time with his family, biking, and camping.

 
Patrolman Anthony J. Francesco served on the Gloucester County Swat Team, promoted to Sgt in December 2006, served as Dare Officer and I am member of the Bike Unit. Work in the Patrol Division.
 

Patrolman Jeffrey S. Thompson has been a member of the East Greenwich Police Department since 1989, when he joined as a Special Officer II. In 1993 he was sworn in as a full time member. Patrolman Thompson graduated from Kingsway High School. He attended Gloucester County College, and graduated from the Gloucester County Police Academy, Special Officer II, Class #1, in 1989, and Basic Class (full time) in 1993. Patrolman Thompson is the department firearms coordinator, maintaining all records related to firearms training and maintenance. He is a firearms instructor for handgun shotgun, and rifle, and is a certified weapons armorer for sig sauer handguns, benelli shotguns, and bushmaster rifles. Additional duties are 911 Coordinator for the department, working with the Gloucester county 911 coordinator to ensure information is current, and updated regularly, department field training officer, oc (pepper spray) instructor, expandable baton instructor, nj certified emt and a member of the department bike unit. Ptlmn Thompson is a former member of the Gloucester county emergency response team. When off-duty, Patrolman Thompson spends his time with his family.

 
Patrolman John T. Seas has been with the East Greenwich Township Police Department for 7 years. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division Squad "A." He is a SIG Sauer Handgun and Benelli Shot Gun Armorer, Child Safety Seat Technician, and Field Training Officer. He is also responsible for fleet maintenance. Ptl. Seas is a graduate of the Gloucester County Policy Academy. When off-duty, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as weightlifting and classic cars.

Patrolman Daniel Abate Jr. Has been with the East GreenwichTownship Police department since March of 2000. He previously served in the city of North Wildwood as a Class II Officer in 1999. Patrolman Abate is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit, where he has served in that capacity since December of 2005. Prior to his entrance in the Criminal Investigations Unit, he was assigned for several months, to the Narcotics Strike Force of the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office. Investigator Abate is the designated Juvenile Officer for the department, as well as the departmental Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC). He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and isIPMBA (Bike Patrol) certified.

Patrolman William J. Crothers has been with the East Greenwich Township Police Department since 2001 where he is currently assigned to the department's Traffic Unit. Prior to coming to East Greenwich, Ptl. Crothers served four years in the Brooklawn Police Department in Camden County. He is a 1997 graduate of the Camden County Police Academy. Ptl. Crothers' duties include traffic enforcement, investigating serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes, work zone inspections and child seat safety inspections. He is also a Department of Firearms instructor, and assault rifle instructor. In his spare time Ptl. Crothers enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as weight lifting and camping.

Patrolman Matthew A. Brenner has been a member of the East Greenwich Township Police Department for 7 years. Before that he served as a SLEO I and II for the Gloucester Township. Police Department. Ptl. Brenner is currently assigned to the department's K-9 Unit, where he is the handler to narcotics/patrol canine "Kliff", as they serve as a supplemental patrol to all patrol squads. Ptl. Brenner is a certified EMT, and has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert(DRE) through the New Jersey State Police. Ptl. Brenner has attended Camden County and Kaplan University. Patrolman Brenner also graduated from the Camden County Police Academy as a SLEO I before going on to the Gloucester County Police Academy, where he is a graduate of the 22nd Basic Class. In his spare time, Ptlm. Brenner enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and running.

Patrolman Kyle C. Messick joined theEast Greenwich Township Police Department in April of 2003. He is currently a member of the Bike Unit. He holds a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice through Rutger's University, and is a graduate of Burlington County Police Academy. In his spare time, Ptl. Messick enjoys spending time with his family, practicing martial arts, and quizzo.
 
Patrolman Dave A. Forand worked as a patrolman in South Harrison Township from August 2001 to June 2002, and in Paulsboro from June 2002 to September 2004. He has been a patrolman in East Greenwich since September 2004. He graduated from Gloucester County Police Academy in April 2001. Ptl. Forand is an EMT, a member of the East Greenwich Police Traffic Unit, and is a Child Safety Seat Technician. He is married with three daughters. When off duty, Ptl. Forand enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.
 
Patrolman Brett Pfeiffer joined the East Greenwich Police Department in September 2004 and is currently assigned to the patrol division. Ptlm. Pfeiffer is a certified EMT with the State of NJ and serves as a member of the department's bike patrol unit, is a field training officer, and is the D.V. liaison officer. Ptl. Pfeiffer is also a certified Police Academy Instructor. Prior to working in East Greenwich, Ptlm. Pfeiffer served as an investigative intern for 6 months with the Camden Co. Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes and Intelligence Units. He holds a B.A. in criminal justice from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Gloucester County Police Academy Basic Class # 25. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and weight training.
 

Patrolman Kyle G. Spears joined the East Greenwich Township Police Department in February 2005. Prior to his employment in East Greenwich, he worked as a full-time EMS in the City of Woodbury. Ptl. Spears attended college at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, where he majored in economics and leadership studies. In August 2004 he attended the Gloucester County Police Academy Class #27, as an Alternate Route Recruit. He is currently assigned to 'Squad C.'

 

Patrolman Philip C. Owens is a graduate of the 27th basic patrol class at the gloucester county police academy in 2004. Ive been a member of the police department for 4 1/2 years. Since joining the force, I've become a member of the bicycle patrol unit and the newest k-9 officer along with k-9 partner deuce. I attended the Atlantic County k-9 academy. Deuce is trained in all aspects of patrol and will be returning to school in September for training in narcotics. In my off time, i enjoy working out.

 

Patrolman Gerald “Eli” Hall has been a member of the East Greenwich Police Department since July of 2007. Prior to that Ptlm. Hall served with the Westville Police Department from 1994 until 2001. During his time with the Westville Police Department Ptlm. Hall served in various positions such as the departments DARE Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Investigator, Warrant Unit, TAC Unit, and Juvenile Officer. In August 2001 Ptlm. Hall took a full time position with the City of Camden Fire Department as a career firefighter and discontinued his law enforcement career until November of 2001 when he took a full time/ part time position with the Brooklawn Police Department until July 2007 when he was offered a part time position with the East Greenwich Police Department. Ptlm. Hall is currently and EMT and a volunteer with the New Jersey State Police Urban Search and Rescue Task Force as a Rescue Specialist. Ptlm. Hall has various certification in technical rescue, hazard materials, trench and rope rescue. In his spare time, Ptlm. Hall enjoys spending time with his family, as well as going to shore and riding his motorcycle.

 
Patrolman Rodolfo Mazzocca graduated from the Gloucester County Police Academy, SLEO II Class #19 in May 2007. He was hired full time in June 2007. Mazzocca holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is a 1994 graduate West Deptford High School. In his off-duty time, Patrolman Mazzocca enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
 
Patrolman Michael Robostello graduated from the Gloucester County Police Academy in May 2007, and began working as a class II officer in East Greenwich Twp. He was hired full time in September 2007. Robostello is currently a D.A.R.E. instructor, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from James Madison University. He is a 1995 graduate of Paulsboro High School . In his off-duty time, Patrolman Robostello enjoys spending time with his daughter.
 

Patrolman Joseph Hargraves Jr. has been serving as a police officer since August of 2002. In April of 2009 he began with the East Greenwich Township Police Department. Patrolman Hargraves is a Kingsway Regional High School graduate and attended courses at Gloucester County College. He is a certified Firearms Instructor, O.C. Aerosol Subject Restraint Spray Instructor, Sig Sauer Armorer, and Field Training Officer. Ptl. Hargraves is also a member of the Bike Unit. When off-duty, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as fishing and camping.

 
Patrolman Philip DePietro III joined the East Greenwich Township Police Department in June 2009. Prior to his employment in East Greenwich, he worked fulltime for the Borough of Haddonfield Police Department. Ptl. DePietro attended college at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice. He attended the Gloucester Count Police Academy Basic Class #34, as an Alternate Route Recruit and graduated class leader.
 
Patrolman Ryan Ragone has been with the Department since March of 2009 and is assigned to the Patrol Division where he is also a Bicycle Patrol Certified. Ryan started his career in the City Of Wildwood where he was a SLEOII and graduated from Cape May County Police Academy’s 33rd class. Ryan is currently a New Jersey Certified EMT-B working with GCEMS and a Firefighter with the Pitman Fire Dist. After graduating from Gloucester County College with an Associates in Criminal Justice he is now working on a Masters Degree from Rowan University. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, boating and motorcycles.
 
K-9 KLIFF was born in March of 2003, and was paired up with Patrolman Brenner at the age of 13 months. Kliff had to go through a very thorough medical exam, and field demonstration, where he showed his basic bitework ability, along with retrieve skills. Patrolman Brenner and Kliff went through 6 months of training at the Philadelphia Police K-9 Training Academy starting June 2004. Patrolman Brenner and Kliff took part in 14 weeks of Patrol training and 10 weeks of Narcotics Scent Detection Training. Upon completion of this portion of patrol training. While being trained at the Philadelphia Police Academy, Kliff resided at the Kennels on the training site, but since his graduation with Patrolman Brenner, Kliff comes Home With Ptlm. Brenner after every shift. Kliff has been treated as another officer of the East Greenwich Police Department, as he has his own badge, badge number, and bullet proof vest. While on patrol, Kliff is always ready to work when called upon, but when his shift is over, he also enjoys playing fetch with the ball and relaxing around the house.
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