Captain Adam W. Donofrio

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Capt. Donofrio graduated from the Burlington County Police Academy in 2003. He served as a Sheriff’s Officer in the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department until October 18, 2004 when he was hired as a Police Officer for the Willingboro Police Department. He earned two lifesaving awards while serving as a patrol officer and motorcycle officer. In January of 2008 he was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit, where he conducted proactive narcotics investigations, worked in an undercover capacity, and participated in a wiretap investigation. He successfully completed the NJ Department of Criminal Justice’s Top Gun Narcotics Investigators training, the NJDCJ’s Undercover Narcotics Investigator Training (UNIT), and the New Jersey State Police/Federal Bureau of Investigation Undercover Certification program. Capt. Donofrio, along with other members of the street crimes unit, earned a PROCOPS award for their success in the unit.

In January of 2014, Capt. Donofrio was assigned as a detective to the Criminal Investigations Division where he closed cases leading to convictions for a wide range of crimes, including first degree violent crimes that led to prison sentences of up to 25 years. Later that year, Capt. Donofrio was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the patrol division. While assigned as patrol sergeant he was part of the team that implemented body worn cameras in the department. He also joined the accreditation team and helped the department achieve its first and second re-accreditations. During his time as a patrol sergeant, Capt. Donofrio was also selected to serve on the Employee Assistance Program team. The EAP program is designed to help officers that are in distress. While serving on the EAP team, Capt. Donofrio helped expand the program and secure access to more services for officers in need of assistance. While serving as a sergeant, Capt. Donofrio continued his education. In March of 2016, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the Thomas Edison State University with a 4.0 GPA.

In June of 2019, Capt. Donofrio was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and in this role Capt. Donofrio helped create and supervised the Community Engagement Officer program, obtained over $300,000.00 of grants and equipment, coordinated police services at several large pre-planned events (such as the Jazz Festival and the Juneteenth Festival), and managed several large IT projects (to include implementing a new scheduling system, a new system for managing extra duty assignments, and a citizen’s online reporting system.) In 2021, Capt. Donofrio became the department’s first New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police - Accredited Command Executive.

 

In December of 2021, Capt. Donofrio was promoted to Captain and assigned to command of the Patrol Division.