Wednesday, June 11, 2014


City of Hoboken announces:


Mayor Dawn Zimmer is appointing Captain Edelmiro “Eddie” Garcia as Hoboken’s Provisional Chief of Police effective July 1, 2014. He is currently the Hoboken Police Division's most senior captain, having served as captain since 1995. Hoboken's current Police Chief Anthony Falco is retiring on June 30, 2014.
“I thank Chief Falco for his many years of service and dedication to our community and wish him a happy retirement,” said Mayor Zimmer. “During his time as Police Chief, crime in Hoboken has reached and remained at historic lows. I thank Captain Garcia for stepping up and taking on this new role as our Police Department undergoes this important transition.”

On June 2, 2014, numerous captains and lieutenants took the civil service Police Chief test.  The test results are expected in several months. Following an interview process, Mayor Zimmer will appoint a permanent Police Chief in the coming months.

Grist for the Mill: Captain Eddie Garcia named Acting Police Chief

Hoboken Police Captain Eddie Garcia has been named to be Acting Hoboken Police Chief according to a reliable source outside the mayor's office. The switch becomes effective with the upcoming retirement of current Police Chief Anthony Falco scheduled for the end of this month.

Captain Eddie Garcia will be stepping in to replace the outgoing Hoboken Police Chief Anthony Falco who was appointed chief back in 2009 effective July 1, 2014.

In 2009, Captain Eddie Garcia finished third on a state test and Chief Falco finished first and was later appointed into the position. Falco has served in the Hoboken Police Department for 43 years.

The test results this year are expected in August and are often a major factor in the selection and appointment for Hoboken Police Chief.

Hoboken Police Chief Anthony Falco
will be retiring at the end of June.

Related: Anthony Falco was named Hoboken Police Chief back in this 2009 Hoboken Now story.

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