SUMMIT, NJ - Former Summit Chief of Police Robert Weck, has joined Lois Schneider Realtor, becoming the newest addition to their sales team. Heralded as a longtime public servant known for his commitment, professionalism and communication, Weck will now bring his deep community roots, in-depth knowledge of Summit and neighboring communities, and a natural ability to provide superior client service to the next phase of his career.
“His dedication to our community is remarkable,” said Karen Schneider, president of Lois Schneider Realtor, “This is a first for us... to have someone with Bob’s background in public service join our team. Who better to be an advocate for our wonderful communities than someone who has committed over 30 years to the residents’ safety and security?”
Weck joined the Summit Police Department in 1989 and was named Chief of Police in 2011. From the expansion of youth programs to community outreach and partnerships, he has been credited with continually promoting safety in the community / area and keeping crime rates in Summit low. In addition, he established Summit’s Community Policing Unit and reinstated a Traffic Safety Unit.
His achievements have not gone unnoticed. During his tenure as Chief, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including: TransOptions Government Official of the Year Award, Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award, Summit Keeper of the Dream Award and Summit Star of Excellence Award.
“Real Estate is a business that requires trust, respect, and understanding people’s wants and needs,” said Weck, “Law enforcement is like that. Every day presents different challenges and helping those in the community is the primary goal.”
Weck grew up in New Providence and raised his two children in Madison where he coached both youth lacrosse and football.
He retired from the Summit Police Department June 1 and resides in the Hilltop City, where he is an active member of Summit Police Athletic League, Union County Police Chiefs Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Shaping Summit Together, and Summit Elks Club. He also plays paddle at Summit Tennis Club.
“His strong connections and unparalleled work ethic will be true assets to his clients,” added Schneider, “We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”