GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. AUGUST 30, 2016 (CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Mayor William James administered the oath of office to Cassy Pollander, the newest member of the Gloucester City Police Department at the August 25 council meeting. Pollander, a Gloucester City resident, graduated that day from the Camden County Police Academy . She is a Gloucester City High School alumnus and received her college degree from the West Virginia University.
When asked if Pollander was replacing someone, Lt. Steve Burkhardt said, “In recent years, the department has lost many officers to retirement and not all have been replaced. With the addition of Officer Cassy Pollander, we now have 27 officers serving with the department. We are currently working on returning back to our full staffing of 31 officers.”
Burkhardt said there are 17 patrolmen, five sergeants (four patrol sergeants and one detective sergeant), two detectives, two lieutenants and one chief.
Officer Pollander becomes the third woman to serve on the city police force. The other two are Officer Barbara Kane, hired in February 2011 and Officer Brittany Pollander hired in February 2013.