LODI, N.J. -- He served his country in the U.S. Navy and his government as a Secret Service agent -- and on Wednesday, Lodi Police Chief Vincent Quatrone took his final walkout from the department he'd served for 28 years.
Quatrone, a former college lacrosse player who became chief in 2014, is headed to the private sector as an insurance company senior risk consultant manager.
Whether it will be stimulating enough for him, given his career in public service, will be seen.
Twice the 49-year-old lieutenant commander was deployed with the U.S. Navy -- during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and a decade later during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Quatrone also was a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service's Newark Field Office from January through October of 1993, assigned to the West African Organized Crime Task Force and fulfilling mostly protection duties.
Over the past 20 years, Quatrone has served with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Arson Investigations Unit. He's also been a trainer and consultant on police entry and supervisory exams.
He holds a Master's in Education Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University (1999) and a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Stockton University (1991), where he was an NCAA Division III lacrosse player.
Quatrone worked his way through the ranks, mostly in the Detective Bureau, rising from sergeant to lieutenant to captain before becoming deputy chief.
He was also an Internal Affairs investigator and supervisor.
Deputy Chief Donald Scorzetti becomes acting chief.
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