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MAYS LANDING- ACPO Chief of Atlantic County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields has served with the ACPO for over 30 years. Chief DeShields is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 37 years of law enforcement experience when he started his law enforcement career in 1982. Chief DeShields has served the ACPO as a Captain of …

MAYS LANDING-Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Investigators Bruce DeShields said that he knew from a very early age that he was going to pursue a career in law enforcement. And now, he serves as the Chief of Atlantic County Investigators and is regarded by his agency as a seasoned leader and friend. Prior …

MAYS LANDING-To show support for his ACPO supervisors, ACPO Det. Christopher Southard– who is also a Marine Reservist– nominated 4 ACPO supervisors to receive the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Patriot Award! ACPO Lt. Thomas Finan, Lt. James Scoppa, Lt. David Weiss, and Sgt. William Hess are the recipients and all were …

MAYS LANDING- A Laurel Springs man has been charged with endangering and luring, involving a 12 year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Henry Merton, 23, of Laurel Springs, is charged with the following: Endangering (3rd degree) Endangering (1st degree) Luring (2nd degree) Merton’s arrest stemmed from a long-term investigation by the ACPO …

MAYS LANDING – Michael Garland was sentenced Friday, November 15, 2019, to an aggregate 14 years in New Jersey State Prison for the aggravated assault of a man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said. The Honorable Donna M. Taylor J.S.C., sentenced Garland, 46, to an aggregate term of 14 years in New Jersey State …

MAYS LANDING- A 31 year-old Atlantic City man is charged with 3 counts of attempted murder and weapons charges in connection to a shooting at a Pleasantville High School football game in Pleasantville on Friday evening, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Alvin Wyatt is charged with the shooting which struck 1 adult and 2 …

MAYS LANDING- On Veteran’s Day ACPO is sharing the story of military veteran and ACPO Det. Sgt. David Gazzara who also serves in the United States Air Force and has also served in the United States Army. “I serve in the military for a multitude of reasons. There are far too many reasons to list …

MAYS LANDING- The ACPO’s James Scoppa has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was sworn in on Friday, September 27, 2019. Lt. Scoppa is an 18-year veteran law enforcement officer of the ACPO, where he began his career as a County Investigator. “Lt. Scoppa is a dogged investigator who will be charged with …

MAYS LANDING – Following a six month long investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the DEA – Atlantic City Residence Office of the Liberty Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), into a narcotics distribution network initiative six individuals have been arrested and charged with narcotics and weapons offenses, Atlantic County …

MAYS LANDING- On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will recognize and honor Atlantic City Police Det. Josh Vadell (retired) and Det. Thomas McCabe as part of the First Annual Rooted in Justice Commemorative Tree Planting Ceremony. “On behalf of every law enforcement officer that has served in Atlantic County, past and …