TRIBUTE: “103 to county communications, please have the chief report to the front of Borough Hall for his last detail” was the message that fetched retiring Lodi Police Chief Vincent Caruso for a ceremonial final walkout this afternoon.
Caruso, who is married with four sons, was appointed chief on Jan. 3, 2003. He has held most ranks in the department and worked within several divisions.
Acting Chief Vincent Quattrone will assume the duties of the top spot on July 1, following Caruso’s last day.
The bona fides:
Aug. 10, 1987: Appointed Lodi patrolman
April 1, 1991: Assigned to Detective Division
March 16, 1992: Promoted to patrol sergeant
Feb. 15, 1994: Promoted to patrol lieutenant
June 11, 2001: Promoted to deputy chief
July 1, 2002: Becomes acting chief
Bachelors of Science Degree – Liberty University – Lynchburg, VA
Masters of Science Degree – Pubic Administration – Fairleigh Dickinson University – Teaneck, NJ
Graduate FBI National Academy – 250th Session
Fairleigh Dickinson University — Certified Public Manager
West Point Command & Leadership — Graduated Fall 2002
FBI Management Course — FBI Newark Field Office
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. — Critical Incident Management American College of Forensics — Level III Homeland Security Certification
Police Officer Of The Year 1990-91
Lodi Boys and Girls Club Man of the Year 2003
3 Life Saving Awards
1 Valor Award
8 Meritorious Service Awards
1 Unit Citation
1 American Heart Saver Award
International Association Of Chief’s Of Police – Member
New Jersey State Association Of Chief’s Of Police – Member
PRESIDENT – Bergen County Police Chief’s Association – 2012
Lodi Housing Authority – Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Chairman / Commissioner
Lodi Board of Education – Trustee – Nov. 2007 to Present
Lodi Moose Lodge – Member
Lodi Fire Department – Honorary Member
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