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NJACA Newsletter
November 2014


NJACA Military Appreciation Day

Image Courtesy of Michael P. Hickman, Jr.
The NJACA Military Appreciation Day was held on Thursday November 13, 2014 at the Lawrenceville Armory.  This event was co-sponsored by the NJ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).  NJACA would like to thank the NJ Department of Corrections, the NJ State Parole Board, the NJ Jail Warden’s Association for supporting this event and allowing us to honor their active guardsmen and reservists.  Special thanks to Brigadier General James Grant for welcoming all attendees and thanking all guardsmen and reservists for their service.  His call to leadership for all corrections professionals and appreciation was echoed by the NJ State Parole Board Chairman James Plousis and NJ Department of Corrections Commissioner Gary Lanigan.  Special thanks goes to Warden Eugene Caldwell of the NJ Jail Warden’s Association for coordinating the county jail participation in this event.  NJACA hopes for the Military Appreciation Day to become an annual event honoring all corrections professionals who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces. 

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NJACA Recognizes Frank Mazzone

Pictured (from left to right): Warden Eugene Caldwell (Gloucester County, VP of the NJ County Jail Wardens Association,) Warden Frank Mazzone, Ret. (Life Member of the NJ County Life Wardens Association)  & Warden Dan Lombardo (Cape May County, Secretary for the NJ County Jail Wardens Association).

 NJACA would like to recognize Frank Mazzone for his almost 50 years of service in public safety.  Frank Mazzone is the immediate past President of the New Jersey State Retired Policemen and Fireman's Association and the NJ County Jail Wardens Association and past board member of the NJ Chapter of the American Correctional Association. He began his career as a police officer in Pleasantville, NJ. He left that agency after 5 1/2 years to become a Baltimore City, MD police officer. After only 6 months in that department he left to accept an appointment to the Maryland State Police as a trooper.


As a Maryland State Trooper he worked as a road trooper and as an investigator. He rose through the ranks of the department, holding many command positions. He retired from the Maryland State Police after 30 years with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, holding the position of Deputy Superintendent.  He then accepted an appointment as Assistant Commissioner of the Maryland Division of Correction.  He held that position for more that five years until leaving and returning back home to New Jersey to accept and appointment as the Department Head of Public Safety/Warden for Atlantic County. He retired from Atlantic County in 2000 and was a consultant and instructor in law enforcement related programs.


He is a graduate of the former Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now the DEA) training academy, the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development program, the National Intelligence Academy and many other prestigious law enforcement programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola College, Baltimore MD.


He has been President of the Maryland State Chiefs of Police Association; President of the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police; President of Operation Care (a national State Police Traffic Safety organization); a member of the Governor's (Maryland) Executive Advisory Council ; Vice Chairman of the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards; he is a Life Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; presently a member of several other organizations.


He is the recipient of two (Maryland) Governors Citations for Bravery and Exceptional Service (Delaware) a Governors Citation for Investigative Assistance; and a number of Commendations and awards.


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