MAYS LANDING- ACPO’s Chuck DeFebbo has been promoted to the rank of Captain of County Investigators and was sworn in on Friday, September 27, 2019. Capt. Defebbo’s law enforcement career spans 37 ½ years. Capt. DeFebbo began his career as a Patrolman at the Hammonton Police Department where he served for 5 years. In 1987, Capt. DeFebbo began his career with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office when he was sworn in as a County Investigator. During the last 32 years with his service at the ACPO, Capt. DeFebbo climbed through the ranks and served in various ACPO units including the Arson Unit, Juvenile Unit, Litigation Unit, Grand Jury Unit, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Task Force and Forensic Crime Scene Unit. In those units, Capt. DeFebbo served as a County Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant and now Captain. Capt. DeFebbo continues to serve as the Atlantic County Range Master where he supervises firearms training. He has been recognized as an Expert Witness in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Atlantic County, for fire investigations, firearms and the use of force.
“Captain DeFebbo brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and leadership to our agency. I am confident that he will be able to lead the new generation of county detectives as a Captain at ACPO,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
Capt. DeFebbo is a 2005, graduate of West Point Command and Leadership through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.
“My dad was the inspiration for me to work 37 ½ years in my law enforcement career. He instilled in me the importance of working hard, showing camaraderie and loyalty to my agency,” Capt. DeFebbo said.
Capt. DeFebbo is a husband with 6 adult children, 2 dogs, a 3yr old grandson, a 1.5yr old granddaughter and another granddaughter on the way.
Congratulations, Capt. DeFebbo and thank you for your service to the ACPO, law enforcement and the community.