On the evening of Thursday, September 12, 2019, Matthew D’Antonio (Left) of Lacey Township was sworn in as Lacey Township Police Department’s newest police officer.
Matthew was born and raised in Lacey Township and graduated from Lacey Township High School in 2008. In 2010 he graduated from Ocean County College with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. In February 2011 he enlisted in the United States Army, ultimately stationed in Fort Drum NY with the 10th Mountain Division, serving as an artilleryman.
In June 2014 Matthew received an Honorable Discharge from the Army and returned home to Lacey Township. In September 2014, Matthew attended Stockton University, ultimately graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In March 2018, he began working as a security officer for Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township, NJ.
Matthew comes from a family of first responders, including but not limited to his Father, Robert D’Antonio, who is a Retired Fire Captain from the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Squad and his brother, Robert D’Antonio Jr., who is also a Fire Captain at the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Squad.
Officer D’Antonio is scheduled to begin the Ocean County Police Academy in the coming week. Once he graduates he will be assigned to the Patrol Division and enter into an FTO (Field Training Officer) program.
Congratulations Matthew, welcome to the Lacey Township Police Department.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella