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Dougherty Retires After 28 Years with Summit Police Department

On May 25th, Captain John Dougherty retired from the Summit Police Department after a distinguished
twenty-eight year career. Captain Dougherty joined the Department as a patrol officer in 1984 after
graduating from the Union County Police Academy. As he rose through the ranks, Capt. Dougherty served
as acting Traffic Bureau Commander, Juvenile Bureau Commander and Traffic and Special Services
Commander before being promoted to Captain in October 2012. He was also chosen to be the
Department’s Accreditation Manager and assisted in the Department’s receiving state accreditation and
national recognition from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement. In addition, he was
awarded an Exceptional Duty Award and was inducted into the NJ Honor Legion for his participation in a
fire rescue, and served as the Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Summit PBA local #55.

Captain Dougherty was born and raised in Summit where he still resides with his wife and four sons. He
has been a consummate volunteer whose community service ranges from coaching the Summit Union
Baseball program for 12 years and being a life member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, to
leadership positions in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and serving on committees too numerous to
mention. He continues to stay involved with several St. Teresa Church ministries and community
outreaches and currently serves as the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

Summit Police Chief Robert Weck noted, "I would like to thank John for all the great things that he
accomplished during his illustrious career with this department and throughout his years here, he played a
major part in making this organization what it is today. The Summit Police Department, particularly the
administration, will be somewhat emptier without him, but I know I speak for the entire department when I
say that I wish him all the very best on his retirement and his new career.” Captain Dougherty has been
appointed Director of Security at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth.

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