Lieutenant Adam W. Donofrio


Lt. 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 when he was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit, where he conducted proactive narcotics investigations, worked in an undercover capacity, and participated in a wire tap investigation.  He successfully completed the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office’s Top Gun Narcotics Investigators training, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office’s Undercover Narcotics Investigator Training (UNIT), and the New Jersey State Police/Federal Bureau of Investigation Undercover Certification program. Lt. Donofrio, along with other members of the street crimes unit, earned a PROCOPS award for their success in the unit.

In January of 2014, Lt. 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 crimes that led to prison sentences of up to 25 years.  Later that year, Lt. Donofrio was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the patrol division.  While assigned as patrol sergeant he served on the committee to implement body worn cameras in the department and helped develop the policy.  He also joined the accreditation team and helped the department achieve its first and second re-accreditations.  During his time as a patrol sergeant, Lt. 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, Lt. Donofrio helped expand the program and secure access to more services for officers in need.  While serving as a sergeant, Lt. 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, Lt. Donofrio was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Since his promotion, Lt. Donofrio has contributed to the development of a Community Engagement Officer program; changed over the entire agency to a modern, cloud based, employee scheduling system; and created several new policies.  Lt. Donofrio’s current assignments include special event coordinator, scheduling the patrol division, accreditation manager, policy development, IT coordinator, Office of Emergency Management liaison, LESO 1033 RTD screener, managing the EAP and Resiliency programs, managing the SRO program, and grant management.