Camden, N.J.- Terry King has been sworn-in as Deputy Chief of Detectives at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced.
Deputy Chief Terry King was sworn-in on Monday, by Prosecutor MacAulay before First Assistant Prosecutor Timothy K. Chatten, Chief of Detectives Robert M. Ferris, CCPO Chief of Staff Michael G. Mangold, his family members and colleagues at the Governor James J. Florio Center for Public Service.
“Terry’s determination, perseverance and leadership by example has earned him the position of Deputy Chief of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, which by the way is made up of the finest prosecutors, support staff, detectives and superior officers in the state,” Prosecutor MacAulay said before administering the oath of Deputy Chief.
Prosecutor MacAulay said she has known Deputy Chief King for close to 2 ½ decades and has had the privilege of working alongside him throughout their careers.
“Terry, the very intelligent, compassionate and progressive man has always been beyond an asset to this office. He is invaluable. As a detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain, Terry’s work product and work ethic has been beyond reproach,” said Prosecutor MacAulay.
Deputy Chief King has served with the CCPO for 24 years and has worked in or supervised every unit within the agency, Prosecutor MacAulay said. She added that Deputy Chief King approached every assignment with enthusiasm, commitment and drive.
“I want to thank Prosecutor MacAulay for your appreciation and thank you very much for this opportunity to serve as your Deputy Chief. I said something to you before and I am going to say it again, we are going to make history. We are going to make history,” Deputy Chief King said to Prosecutor MacAulay during the swearing-in ceremony.
Deputy Chief King said he is looking forward to continuing his work with the CCPO team to expand the office and building future leaders and providing justice and service to the community of Camden County.
“Terry and I started here at the Prosecutor’s Office in 1998—Terry started in August and I started in October. It’s hard to replace experience and Terry definitely has the experience and is qualified for this job. Congratulations to Terry,” Chief Ferris said during the swearing-in ceremony.
During their time as detectives, the pair served under former CCPO Lt. Michael G. Mangold who is now the CCPO Chief of Staff.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Terry for 23 years. It has been an honor to watch Terry mature and grow as a law enforcement officer and as a person. I am proud of the work that he has done to rise to the level of serving as the Deputy Chief of Detectives at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office,” said Mangold who had the privilege of supervising Chief Ferris and Deputy Chief King in the CCPO Narcotics Unit.
Deputy Chief King is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education, EdD, in Organizational Leadership at Stockton University. He has earned a Master of Science degree in Criminology from St. Joseph’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton University.
“I have known Deputy Chief King for over 30 years. He has always been the same person that he is today – committed, compassionate, professional, positive and progressive. He is always ready for the next challenge! His progressive nature will help guide this Office into a new era of community policing in which we continue to build incredible, long-term relationships between law enforcement and the community we serve. There is no better person to serve as Deputy Chief of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. I am very excited to see the impact Deputy Chief King will have on the many new initiatives we are working on and the future of policing in Camden County,” said First Assistant Prosecutor Timothy K. Chatten.