JACKSON – Friends, family and members of the township police department gathered at police headquarters for a walk out ceremony to bid goodbye to Sgt. Frank Cipully badge #196 as he started his retirement.
Cipully was hired in October 1995 and graduated from the 192nd Municipal Class at the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt and was then assigned as a patrol officer on the day, afternoon and midnight shifts.
He became a DARE officer in 1998 and then a School Resource Officer in 2003 after being assigned to the Support Services Division. He also served as a SWAT officer on the department’s Special Response Team.
Cipully spent several summers assigned to the detective bureau and an Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Task Force to investigate child exploitation. In 2001 he responded to Ground Zero to work on multiple occasions and was part of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team.
Cipully was promoted to sergeant in 2020 and was assigned to supervise a midnight squad. He received a number of awards during his career from the department and also served 17 years as the state delegate for Jackson PBA Local 168 and also served as a vice president state executive PBA board member.
The members of the department thanked him for his years of dedicated service to the agency and the residents of Jackson and wish him the best in his future.