BARNEGAT – Officials thanked a retiring officer for her years of service.
Sgt. MaryAnn Cirulli retired after 20 years serving the township of Barnegat. She had been an arson investigator, and supervised the resiliency unit, the department said. She pioneered a progressive program designed to equip officers with the tools they need to cope with the unique stressors of their jobs. “Her foresight allowed BTPD to be on the leading edge of the concept before New Jersey became the first state in the country to mandate resiliency training for all police officers.”
Police also noted she was the first female sergeant in the department’s history.
“While I’m very happy for MaryAnn, you hate to see a person and team member of her character and caliber go,” said Chief Keith A. Germain. “From the day she started here, to the minute she walked out the door, MaryAnn always showed the excellent judgment, professionalism, and teamwork that we strive so hard to find in people.”