Chief W. Harry Earle
As a young police officer in the early 1990’s, I was single and had no children. At that time, I had a much different outlook on life in general as well as my role as a police officer. I now look back as a father and a husband and realize how much I still had to learn about being a man and that it takes a man to admit such. I also now understand that my life experiences and thirty year law enforcement career have enabled me to grasp a better understanding of domestic violence, sexual victimization, youth exposure to violence, and the importance of being a role model to young people.
Now as the proud father of three boys and as a chief of police [of the Gloucester Township Police Department], I am thankful that I can instill upon my own sons the strength of being a man which is that you never stop learning as long as you are humble enough to do so, that you must be there for your family, and that a real man always has courage to stand up for change when action is needed. As a chief of police, being a man of strength is continually advancing initiatives that promote the health and safety of woman, children, and for that matter everyone even when such needed reform challenges the status quo.