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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Three Candidates Vie for Chief of Police in Galloway Township

Chief Patrick Moran
Promotional process is underway for the new Chief of Police as the current Chief of Police Patrick Moran is set to retire by the end of month. 

Candidates for the position of Chief are Captain Christopher Doyle, Lieutenant Donna Higbee and Lieutenant Joseph Picardi.

Higbee and Picardi were promoted to Lieutenant in January 2015. Higbee is the township’s first female police lieutenant.

Township Manager Susan Jacobucci has formed a committee that consists of members of Township Council, former manager Arch Liston, and a retired Police Chief who has not been named, all of which will begin the interview process and recommendation for the new Chief of Police. 

Meet the Candidates


Donna Higbee
Donna Higbee
Higbee graduated the Police Academy in 1999 and worked as a Class II Officer for the City of Wildwood before serving in Hamilton Township. She joined Galloway Police Department in 2002. Higbee has served as Corporal and Sergeant, and Detective Sergeant before being promoted to Lieutenant in January 2015. She has also served as Acting Captain for a short period of time.  

Higbee also serves as the Departments and County Hostage Negotiator. Director of the Honor Guard for approximalty 10-years, and is the Departments Public Information Officer. She also performed duties such as Field Trainer Officer and Bike Instructor. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Stockton University and dual Masters Degree from Seton Hall University in Human Resources Management Education and Management Leadership.

Joseph Picardi
Joseph Picardi
Picardi has served with the Galloway Police Department since 1994, and has served as Corporal, Sergeant and now Lieutenant. Picardi has performed duties such as Field Training Officer, CPR/AED Instructor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, COPS5 Officer and Union Shop Steward. Picardi is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and has volunteered for the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad, and volunteer firefighter. 

Christopher Doyle
Christopher Doyle
Doyle graduated the Police Academy in 1993 and was hired by Hillsborough Police Department before joining Galloway Police Department in 1995. Doyle served as Detective in 1998 and was promoted to Corporal in 2003, Sergeant in 2005, Lieutienant in 2011 and was promoted to Captain on April 24, 2013. 

Doyle previously served as Commander for the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team (SWAT) from 2005 to 2014.  He holds a Bachelors degree from Stockton University, was a COPS5 Officer and currently serves on the Schools Safety and Advisory Committee. 

Doyle serves as the department’s Operations Commander, Picardi is the Patrol Bureau Commander and Higbee serves as the Support Services Commander for Administrative Services.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

3 excellent candidates but.... Why the hell would they have that jackass be in on this decision? Isn't he too busy trying to rid Atlantic City of all those pesky Firemen and Teachers??? Yeah, he should have a say in our next Chief.
#GoodcallSusie!!

B Woods

Harry said...

Best way to handle this is rock, paper, scissors....

Anonymous said...

The best way to handle this is to promote the officer who is always in attebndence at township meetings,school board meetings, events and has proven to be a good leader, CAPTAIN CHRIS DOYLE !!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Lieutenant Donna Higbee!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Lieutenant Donna Higbee!

marquettealum said...

Lieutenant Picardi is the most deserving. Wishing him all the best!

Anonymous said...

Lieutenant Donna Higbee

Anonymous said...

While I know this means absolutely nothing, Chris Doyle is the obvious choice. Longest service, highest rank, most qualified and better 'people person.'

Anonymous said...

Captain Doyle is the most qualified person for the job.His experience is second to none. His love for the township is evident. He is the person that people go to for advice & want in times of emergency. There is no better choice.

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