HAWTHORNE, NJ – On Tuesday, Robert Doyle, the retired Chief, Law Enforcement Division, was succeeded by Jesse C. Traynor who will head that division of the Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Traynor was been a part of the PCSPCA since August, 2014, as part of its Law Enforcement Division, being promoted to sergeant after obtaining a commission from the New Jersey State Police.  According to a statement from the Society, Traynor worked with the previous chief to professionalize the Society operations and addressed the legislature and governor in Trenton on behalf of the PCSPCA.

“It is with great honor and pride that we have selected Sergeant Jesse Traynor to serve as our new chief of the law enforcement division.  He is the perfect individual to lead our agents and officers in this new phase of our organization’s life,” said a statement from PCSPCA President Luis Vazquez.

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Traynor is an Acting Operations Lieutenant, full-time special police officer for Drew University, having worked there for over thirteen years.  Prior, Traynor was the youngest member of the Bloomingdale Environmental Commission and added seasonal supervisor with the NJ State Park Police operating out of Ringwood State Park to his resume.  He also liaised with the county regarding land acquisition and management.

The new chief's qualifications include:

  •     Penn State High Impact Police Supervision Course
  •     NJ CUPSA Advanced Police Supervisor's Seminar
  •     Hobart and William Smith Colleges Campus Police Supervisor's Academy
  •     Emergency Medical Technician
  •     Certified field training officer
  •     Certified sex crimes investigator
  •     NJ State Police Community Emergency Response Teams Instructor

Traynor and his wife, Justyna, are also dog owners themselves.

The PCSPCA describes itself as "a non-profit, all volunteer, law enforcement agency and advocacy group, authorized by the State of New Jersey to investigate and enforce New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws. Operating since the 1890s, Passaic County SPCA is the ONLY law enforcement agency in the county that focuses solely on the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect."

The Society can be found online at www.pc-spca.org.

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