Officer Retires After 31 Years Of Service

Pictured L-R: Lieutenant Jason Carroll, Chief Richard J. Dugan (Ret.), Captain Ryan Dugan, Chief Keith A. Germain, Lieutenant Jeff Ryan. (Photo courtesy Barnegat Police Department)

  BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Township Police Department has congratulated Captain Ryan Dugan for his 31 years of honorable service to the Township as he is now retiring.

  Captain Dugan started as a dispatcher and soon moved up to patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and finally captain. During his last three years, Dugan served as the agency’s executive officer.

  “Ryan was the first officer I met on my first day of work here. I remember being immediately impressed by how he carried himself and how squared away he was. He was an officer you wanted to emulate as a rookie,” Chief Keith A. Germain said. “Ryan is the perfect example of someone who loved his job and always represented the agency and community well.”

  The Barnegat Township Police Department wished Captain Dugan and his family the best as he takes on a new journey.