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Retired Lodi Police Chief Who Was With Navy, Secret Service Becomes Bergen Undersheriff

Retired Lodi Police Chief Vincent Quatrone
Retired Lodi Police Chief Vincent Quatrone Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

A retired Lodi police chief who served in the U.S. Navy and the Secret Service will join three former members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office who will be sworn to posts with the county sheriff this coming Monday.

Former Lodi Police Chief Vincent Quatrone will be sworn as an executive undersheriff along with David Borzotta and Jin Sung Kim during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony at the Bergen County Courthouse, Sheriff Anthony Cureton said.

Cora Taylor will be sworn as chief warrant officer, he said.

As executive undersheriff, Quattrone is right behind Cureton in command and will supervise the other three new hires.

Borzotta was a detective for more than a decade, handling everything from drugs, gambling and burglaries to robberies, arsons, fatal accidents and homicides. For several years, he was assigned to a DEA task force based in Newark.

Borzotta retired from the prosecutor's office as a captain before developing a program that teaches high school freshmen in Bergen County about the rise and dangers of heroin and opioid abuse. He also testified before the New Jersey State Assembly in an effort to strengthen heroin laws.

He most recently worked as a security supervisor at MetLife Stadium.

David Borzotta

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Kim, who works as an attorney in Fort Lee, retired from the prosecutor's office in 2016 after 25 years. He worked as a detective handling various duties, including trials, grand jury investigations, gambling and organized crime probes and technical operations.

Taylor had extensive experience in the prosecutor's Special Victims Unit.

Quatrone, a former college lacrosse player who retired after four years as chief last February, has been working in the private sector as an insurance company senior risk consultant manager.

Twice the 50-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.

Cureton didn't say when former Bergen County Sheriff's Lt. Alan Gailes, an investigator for the county Department of Consumer Affairs who's expected to become his fourth undersheriff, would be sworn.

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