Hoboken Police Capt. Daniel LoBue will be acting police chief following Kenneth Ferrante’s retirement next month, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the City of Hoboken as Acting Chief. I would like to thank Mayor Bhalla and his administration for allowing me to serve in this capacity as I near the end of my career with the Hoboken Police Department. I am eager to lead the department until a permanent appointment is named,” LoBue said in a statement.
He is the highest ranking member of the department with 33 years of service and will formally be recognized at a promotion ceremony where Ferrante’s retirement will also be recognized.
“I wish Danny the best of luck and success in his new position. Captain LoBue brings the combination of intelligence, analysis and foresight, and investigative knowledge, all part of a skill set which will help him handle this transition and head the Hoboken Police Department over the coming months,” Ferrante said.
“He has also served the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Police Department for over three decades which gives him expansive institutional knowledge of our agency.”
Ferrante will be retiring on July 1st after 28 years of service, as HCV first reported.
To find his successor, Mayor Ravi Bhalla will interview eligible candidates for the position of permanent Hoboken Police Chief once Civil Service administers the Police Chief’s exam and publishes the results, which is scheduled for later this year.
“Captain LoBue is a well-respected and accomplished member of the Hoboken Police Department, and I am thankful he has agreed to serve his City as the Acting Police Chief,” Bhalla stated.
“His longtime experience in the department will serve him well in the new role, and I know he will work tirelessly to keep our residents safe. I look forward to working with him in the months ahead.”