Anthony Garreffi sworn in as new Sea Isle City Police Chief | Government and politics

Capt. Anthony Garreffi Jr. was officially sworn in as chief of the Sea Isle City Police Department on Thursday.

Mayor Leonard Desiderio swore in Garreffi at City Hall, where Garreffi’s relatives, members of the public and others attended the ceremony.

Garreffi has led the department since former chief Thomas McQuillen retired earlier this year. Garreffi also served as officer in charge before McQuillen was named chief in 2018.

Garreffi joined the police department as a seasonal officer in 1998 after completing Class II officer training at the Cape May County Police Academy.

In 2000, he attended the Atlantic County Police Academy before serving in the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office for a year. In 2001 Garreffi returned to Sea Isle as a full time patrolman. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007, lieutenant in 2010 and captain in 2014; and he served on the city’s SWAT team from 2006 to 2014, according to city officials.

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As chief of the police department, Garreffi will manage day-to-day public safety operations in the community, including overseeing the city’s emergency medical services division, fire department and office of emergency management.

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