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Hoboken Mayor Names Provisional Police Chief

Capt. Edelmiro 'Eddie' Garcia will take over when current chief Anthony Falco retires on June 30.

Photo Courtesy of the City of Hoboken
Photo Courtesy of the City of Hoboken
Capt. Edelmiro "Eddie" Garcia will become Hoboken's provisional chief of police on July 1.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced the appointment on Wednesday. Garcia, the department's most senior captain having held the position since 1995, will take over after current Police Chief Anthony Falco retires on June 30.

"I thank Chief Falco for his many years of service and dedication to our community and wish him a happy retirement," Zimmer said in a statement. "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."

Numerous captains and lieutenants took the civil service police chief test on June 2. The test results are expected in several months. Following an interview process, Zimmer will appoint a permanent police chief in the coming months.
Outofcontrol June 12, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Maybe one of the Mayor's boy toys could take the time to identify the people in the photo. Zimmer loves hiring Carpetbaggers, so they certainly aren't people we would see out and about town.
Eric June 13, 2014 at 06:48 AM
What a surprise! OOC only wants his friends and relatives to get jobs in Hoboken. You can thank the carpetbaggers for moving here and increasing the tax base. Without all of these newcomers and their high paying jobs, Hoboken would still be a sh!th*le.
Kenneth Goodings July 11, 2014 at 05:14 PM
I guess now it's fat foot... instead of flat foot... have a salad and some pride.... say hello to a treadmill... lol

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