(CNBNewsnet)(June 14, 2018)--Gloucester Township Police Department is continuing to highlight officers for "Throwback Thursday". We want our residents to get to know our officers better and what better way than to give you a little insight into our current lives and the past. We hope you enjoy our pictures and maybe even laugh a little at our throwback photos. Enjoy!
Next up, Deputy Chief David J. Harkins. He has been a Gloucester Township Police Officer since April 1995, when he graduated from Basic Class 8 of the Gloucester County Police Academy. He is a 1989 graduate of Highland High School, earned a B.A. degree from Rutgers University, and earned his Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development from Seton Hall University in 2015. In December 2011, he graduated the 247th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He has worked as a Patrol Officer, FTO, Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before being promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2010. He was a member of the Department’s Special Response Team (SWAT) from 1999 until 2010, and was Commander of the SRT for 4 years. He was awarded the Gloucester Township Police Department “Police Officer of the Year” in 2001, and is a member of the New Jersey Honor Legion. He served as a lead patrol operations instructor for the Camden County Police Academy. As Deputy Chief, he is currently assigned to the position of Staff Commander and is 2nd in Command of the Department. He is an active member of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Parish, the Knights of Columbus, is part of the Camden Diocese Blue Mass Committee, . DC Harkins also teaches CCD to children with special needs at St. John of God School in Westville Grove, assists with Miracle League baseball, the Field of Dreams baseball, and helps coordinate the local Special Olympics Torch Run for GTPD