I am proud to announce that last month, Lacey Township Police Captain Patrick Ganley, badge #64, officially retired after 25 years of honorable service to the residents of Lacey Township.
Captain Ganley was hired by the Lacey Township Police Department on August 26, 1996, where he served in the capacity of Police Officer for nine years. On July 14, 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division. On March 27, 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to Administrative Services. On July 14, 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, where he oversaw the daily operation of the police department, including, but not limited to training and internal affairs until he retired. Captain Ganley also served as a member of the Lacey Township Office of Emergency Management, and was very instrumental during Sandy. Prior to working for Lacey Township, he was employed by the Beach Haven Police Department.
During Captain Ganley’s distinguished career he received multiple awards and commendations, including, but not limited to, the Meritorious Service Bar. He served as a member of the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, was a department firearms instructor and armorer, and was heavily involved in our department’s active shooter training program. Captain Ganley also served in several unique and different roles while working for the police department, including, but not limited to, mechanic, painter, electrician, builder, janitor, snow remover, and whatever else he needed to do to ensure the operations of the police department continued. Truly, he was dedicated to the operation of the police department, but more importantly dedicated to our community.
I would also like to note that Captain Ganley took his education very seriously. He is a graduate of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Contemporary Supervision Program, and holds both a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
On a personal note, I will certainly miss Captain Ganley. Throughout my career he has been a colleague, peer, friend, mentor, a teammate, and more importantly a brother. I am sad to see him go, but happy and proud to see him enjoying a retirement so well deserved.
Captain Ganley, all of us at the Lacey Township Police Department thank you for your hard work and dedication to the residents of Lacey Township. We wish you the best in your retirement with your wife Tracey of 25 years and your dog Wilson.
Congratulations on your retirement Pat!!
Your Lacey Police/PBA #238 Family
-Chief Michael C. DiBella