Chief Caruso’s BIO

Chief Caruso was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Lodi Police Department on January 3rd, 2003. He has held most ranks in the Police Department and worked within many divisions along his career. Here are just a few of his accomplishments:

Career Time Line

August 10, 1987 Appointed Patrolman for the Borough of Lodi

April 1, 1991 Assigned to Detective Division      

March 16, 1992 Promoted To Sergeant – Patrol Division

February 15, 1994 Promoted To Lieutenant – Patrol Division

June 11, 2001 Promoted To Deputy Chief of Police

July 1, 2002 Acting Chief of Police

January 3, 2003 Appointed Chief of Police

Education and Background

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

Critical Incident Management                   Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.

American College of Forensics                   Level III Homeland Security Certification

Awards and Recognition

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

Associations and Organizations

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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