GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 14, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department mourns the loss of Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones, Badge #8, who passed on August 4, 2020. Captain Jones proudly served for 30 years with our department from July 1966 to July 1996. Captain Jones followed in the footsteps of his father, Chief David R. Jones Sr., who was the Gloucester Township Chief of Police from 1958-1974.
Captain Jones started his career as a Patrol Officer in the Patrol Division, working out of the original Gloucester Township Municipal Building on East Church Street in the Blackwood Section. As Gloucester Township and the Police Department grew in size there became a need for a Detective Bureau, in which Patrolman Jones was appointed, and became the third Detective in Gloucester Township Police Department history.
Det. Jones spent many years in the Detective Bureau working the town’s fraud cases, and was later promoted to Detective Sergeant. Jones was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he was in command of the Detective Bureau. Towards the end of his career he was promoted to Captain and was the Patrol Division Commander up until his retirement.
Over the course of his honorable career, Captain Jones was someway involved in almost every major criminal investigation that the Department investigated. He is remembered fondly by his fellow officers, co-workers, and members of the community that he served. Captain Jones retired in Florida, and due to travel restrictions, his funeral service will be postponed to a later date.
We are thankful for his “Dedication to Service – Commitment to Excellence” to his fellow officers and the community of Gloucester Township, and the entire Gloucester Township Police Department Family mourns his loss.
Rest in Peace Sir.