• NEW PG Police Chief Named

    City Manager Ben Havey  announces the selection of Cathy Madalone as Chief of Police for the City of Pacific Grove.   For the past four years of her 24 years in law enforcement, Chief Madalone has served as Chief of Police in Bergenfield, New Jersey.    

    Pending successful completion of a formal background investigation, it is anticipated that Chief Madalone will commence employment with the City of Pacific Grove on Monday, June 10.   Interim Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley will remain working with the City through Chief Madalone’s June start date in order to allow for a smooth transition period.

     Chief Cathy Madalone was born and raised in Staten Island, NY and moved to Middletown, NJ at the age of 15. She graduated from Middletown High School South in 1987 then attended Montclair State University where she graduated with a B.A in sociology with a minor in criminal justice and a M.A. degree in applied sociology. Chief Madalone also attended American Academy of McAllister in New York City and has been a licensed funeral director since 1993. Chief Madalone graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy in December of 1994, being the first female hired to the Department. 

    During her 24 years of law enforcement experience, she was assigned to the patrol bureau, the traffic bureau, and the records bureau. While in patrol she was assigned to the Roy W Brown Middle School as a school resource officer. She moved through the ranks getting promoted to sergeant in 2003, lieutenant in 2008, and captain in 2012. In September of 2015, she again made history for the department and the community, when she was appointed as the first female Chief of a municipality in Bergen County. 

    Chief Madalone was assigned as the accreditation manager in 2005 and maintained that position until 2015 upon being appointed to chief. Chief Madalone has taken numerous police courses and received several departmental awards and commendations during her 24-year career. 

    Chief Madalone attended the command and leadership program sponsored by the New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association in May of 2012 and received the Chief Harry Wilde Award for Academic Achievement, graduating top in her class of peers from departments statewide. She also attended the Certified Public Manager Program at Rutgers University in 2012 and in January of 2015, had the privilege of attending the 259th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. 

    Chief Madalone is a trained New Jersey State Accreditation Assessor and serves on the Commission for Accreditation for the New Jersey State Association Chiefs of Police Accreditation Program. Chief Madalone was the first female appointed to the Executive Board of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association in January of 2017 and the first female appointed to the executive moard of the New Jersey State Association Chiefs of Police in June of 2018. 

    Chief Madalone advises she has had the privilege of serving and protecting the residents of the Borough of Bergenfield for the last 25 years. She formed lasting friendships and bonds with members of her community and hopes her years of service have inspired young men and women in her community to reach for the stars. She says she is sad to leave but is looking forward to a new opportunity to serve the residents of Pacific Grove. She made Bergenfield her home for the last 25 years by getting involved in the community, and she is looking forward to working with the fine men and women of the police department, becoming part of the community in Pacific Grove, and making PG her new home. 

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 30, 2019

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