Chief of Police, George Ricci, has over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience. He started his career in 1997 as a Corrections Officer for the New Jersey Training School for Boys. In 1999, he joined the Bloomfield Police Department and worked in the Patrol Bureau.
Chief Ricci has always had a strong sense of community, and his career path has been guided by his desire to help young people. Early in his career, he attended D.A.R.E. school and was assigned to Fairview School, earning the Outstanding D.A.R.E. Officer Award. Shortly after, he became the Middle School Resource Officer. He was then promoted to Detective and assigned to the Youth Aid Bureau. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011. As a Sergeant, he worked as a Patrol Supervisor and Youth Aid Bureau Supervisor. He eventually commanded the YAB as a Lieutenant in 2015. After being promoted to Captain in 2019, he commanded the Special Operations Bureau. In Special Operations, he was in command of the Traffic Division, Community Policing Division, Youth Aid Bureau, and Fugitive Apprehension Team.
Due to his success with the Special Operations Bureau, he was reassigned as the Commander of the Detective Bureau. As Commander of the Detective Bureau, he oversaw many notable cases, which led to arrests for various crimes. He held that position until his promotion to the Chief of Police of the Bloomfield Police Department.