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North Wildwood Police Chief Robert Chief Matteucci Retires
At the North Wildwood City Council meeting on April 16, Mayor Bill Henfey announced the retirement of Police Chief Robert A. Matteucci effective May 1, 2013. Mayor Henfey read Chief Matteucci’s letter of intent to retire effective May 1, 2013, when Deputy Chief Matthew Gallagher will be sworn in as his successor.
Chief Matteucci started his career in 1977 as a seasonal police officer on the boardwalk. In February 1978 he was hired as a dispatcher in the North Wildwood Police Department, and nine months later was appointed as a police officer.
He was promoted through the ranks, first as Sergeant for 15 years, then Lieutenant, Captain serving both in an administrative and operation capacity. In 2005 upon the retirement of Chief Stevenson, Mayor Aldo Palumbo appointed him Chief of Police, and in 2009 Mayor Henfey appointed Chief Matteucci as Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator.
In his letter Chief Matteucci thanked Mayor Henfey for all the support given during his tenure as Chief of Police. He mentioned their shared vision of what is best for the City of North Wildwood.
Mayor Henfey agreed adding his personal reflection: “The Chief and I became strong allies in our efforts to make life better in North Wildwood.” He named a few of the areas where Chief Matteucci’s dedicated work effected significant, positive results including taking over Code Enforcement for the city and working toward “fundamental fairness in property maintenance.”
His record shows that he has made fundamental improvements in the Police Department including having steered the department towards accreditation by the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police, of which the department has reached the review and approval stage. He is confident that the Department will be approved in this next phase of the process.
When asked what the most rewarding part of his career was he said, “The opportunity to influence young people at the start of their careers in law enforcement, particularly as a Sergeant. I’ve received letters from those under my supervision who continued their careers in various places all over the USA who later wrote to thank me for mentoring them to become leaders.”
Matthew Gallagher will be sworn as Chief of Police at 10 a.m. on May 1, 2013 in North Wildwood Municipal Court. The public is invited to attend the brief ceremony which follows the City’s Patriots Day Ceremony.
Meanwhile, Chief Matteucci will continue to serve as Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator. Since he was appointed as Coordinator he had to deal with the emergency responses during two hurricanes and an ice storm. He will also continue to serve as a volunteer firefighter for the Anglesea Fire Company as he has for more than 37 years.
The people of North Wildwood join the Mayor in his appreciation of all Chief Matteucci has done, and wish him a long and happy retirement!
A Message from North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey
Welcome, Friends! And thanks for visiting the official website for the City of North Wildwood! You’ll find plenty of useful information here on all facets of life in our City, including local government, contacts for each department, important forms and applications, and helpful tips for living well in our shore community.
There’s also Breaking News all the time. It’s a good idea to visit daily to be informed about City events, as well as milestones and grants we receive to improve our streets and services. Check the Weather Alerts at the upper right of the homepage for essential information about storm warnings and flooding alerts.
North Wildwood’s City administration takes a proactive approach to maintaining the highest level of city services possible. Check “City Upgrades” for the latest news on our major street reconstruction project, which affords us the safest streets and state-of-the-art infrastructure of any shore community.
We continue to maintain our beaches against natural erosion, working aggressively for millions of dollars in additional grant funding. Meanwhile, according to statewide figures, in 2011, North Wildwood showed the lowest average property tax bill of any ocean front town on the Jersey Shore, and the 19th average lowest tax bill in the state. The City has had the lowest average tax bill of any New Jersey shore community since 2006.
We also offer plenty of options for spending your leisure time. Click on the “Tourism/Special Events” tab and you’ll see North Wildwood’s ambitious, fun-filled event schedule for the summer of 2012. It is our privilege to provide you with countless family-oriented activities, free concerts and festivals that not only make North Wildwood a very special place to live, but also an unforgettable vacation experience as well.
Whether you live here year-round, all summer, or on occasional weekends, this is your Web site. I hope you visit often, so you can take advantage of everything North Wildwood offers.
On behalf of the North Wildwood City Council and all City employees who work hard to make our city the best place along the New Jersey shore, we’re glad you’re here!
William Henfey, Patrick T. Rosenello, Ed Koehler, Margaret “Peggy” A. Bishop, Dave Del Conte, James F. Kane, Kellyann Tolomeo, Salvatore T. Zampirri, Sr.