The above photos depict Lacey Township Police Officer Michael Verwey being promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant, during the November 12, 2020 Township Meeting.
The Lacey Township Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of 16-year Veteran Police Officer Michael Verwey. On the evening of Thursday, November 12th, 2020, during the Township meeting, Officer Michael Verwey was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Sergeant Michael Verwey is a resident of Lacey Township where he resides with his wife and children. Sergeant Verwey graduated from Donovan Catholic High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Sergeant Verwey was hired by the Lacey Township Police Department in 2013 after working prior for both the Medford and Burlington City Police Departments. Sergeant Verwey has been assigned to the Patrol Division for the past seven (7) years and has received various commendations throughout his career. He holds the position of Field Training Officer (FTO), is a member for the Ocean County Regional SWAT team, and a member of the Fatal Accident Support Team. Sergeant Verwey is known for being proactive, especially in the field of DUI enforcement. He is a past recipient of both the Kimberley Smith Ames DWI Prevention Award and the Jason Marles DWI Award
Like all of our officers, Sergeant Verwey is committed and dedicated to protecting the residents of Lacey Township and we could not be more proud of him. I would also like to thank his family who supported him throughout his career, and especially during the testing process.
Sergeant Verwey will be assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division. Congratulations on your promotion Sergeant Verwey, well deserved!!
This promotion replaces a patrol sergeant position vacated earlier this year by the retirement of Sergeant Michael Eden.
I would like to thank the members of the Governing Body for supporting this Sergeant promotion.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella