JERSEY CITY, NJ- Retired Jersey City Police Capt. Ed Nestor has been appointed to serve as chief of staff to Hudson County Correctional Facility Director Ron Edwards.
Nestor served with the Jersey City Police Department from 1994 until last August, starting out as a beat cop in the West Side of Jersey City. He has worked in various capacities including the narcotics division, the street gangs unit, carjacking, and investigation units, before eventually serving as the West District Commander.
“Ed Nestor came to work every day ready to serve, the kind of cop we should all aspire to be” Robert Kearns, president of the Jersey City PSOA, said. “Whether it was working the streets or giving back more through community service, his focus was always on finding more ways to make Jersey City safer.”
During his career, Nestor also worked in the department’s community outreach program, and was involved in some of the department’s efforts to help the homeless.
Nestor grew up on the West Side of Jersey City, and graduated from St Aloysius School, St. Peter’s Prep and William Paterson University, before earning a masters degree from Fairleigh Dickinson – where he also served as an adjunct professor in political science.
Replacing Jonathan Castaneda who became the business administrator in West New York earlier this year, Nestor is expected to help provide in-house training for correction officers.
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