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Major Jeanne Hengemuhle

Administration Branch, Deputy Branch Commander

In October of 1997, Major Jeanne Hengemuhle enlisted in the New Jersey State Police as a member of the 117th State Police Class. Currently, she is the Deputy Branch Commander of the Administration Branch, overseeing the Identification & Information Technology Section, Administration Section, Division Human Resources Section and Office of Labor Relations. Prior to becoming the Deputy Branch Commander, she was the Commanding Officer of the Division Human Resources Section where she oversaw the Training Bureau, Personnel Bureau, Recruiting Bureau and the Office of Health and Wellness. Prior to becoming a Major, she had the distinct honor of being the Commandant of the New Jersey State Police Training Bureau, which is responsible for training State Police recruits, enlisted members, and municipal police officer classes. Throughout her career, she has held important roles throughout various sections of the Division such as the Field Operations Section, the Public Information Office, Executive Protection Bureau, and the CALEA Unit, which has allowed her to expand her working knowledge of the Division while gaining insight to various leadership styles. Major Hengemuhle received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The College of New Jersey (Trenton State College) and graduated from the 254th FBI National Academy Class.  She enjoys spending time with her family, strengthening her physical and mental wellness, and participating in community-based events.


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Major Sherri Schuster

Administration Section, Commanding Officer

Major Sherri Schuster is the Commanding Officer for the New Jersey State Police Administration Section, which oversees the Fiscal Control, Facility & Asset Control, and Grants Administration and Planning Bureaus.  Her career in the New Jersey State Police began in November of 1998 as member of the 118th State Police Class. Some of her responsibilities include the management of the Division’s finances, grants, assets, purchasing, annual operating and capital budgets, vehicle fleet, building maintenance and construction, legislative matters, policies, internal audits, and agency accreditations.
Major Schuster graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has gained over 23 years of professional accounting and auditing experience.  Prior to beginning her career with the Division, she spent years in the public accounting sector.  She has since served the New Jersey State Police as the internal auditor within the Office of Professional Standards, the Administrative Officer to the Deputy Superintendent of Administration, and later advanced to the Division’s Chief Financial Officer. Her experience has served to strengthen internal controls of the Division through the institution of sound policies and assuring the Division’s compliance with rules and regulations.  Her knowledge and work in this discipline has served to promote efficient and effective operations while optimizing budgetary strategies.

During her tenure with the Division, Major Schuster has provided both financial and logistical support during critical responses such as the coronavirus pandemic, state of emergency declarations, and Emergency Management Assistance Compact deployments spanning the United States, inclusive of the Puerto Rico and Virgin Island territories. She has advanced division initiatives and mitigated risk by achieving CALEA law enforcement and training academy accreditation, supporting gun buyback events, and the body worn camera program. She has chaired the finance sub-committee for Super Bowl XLVIII and the Professional Golfers Association events held within the State. In addition to service on a myriad of other committees, boards and working groups, she assists the Division of Pensions and Benefits by serving in her appointment as a Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustee’s for the State Police Retirement System.


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Major Carla Thomas

Commanding Officer, Office of Employee Relations & Community Outreach

Major Carla Thomas is a product of the Newark school system, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Rutgers University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Seton Hall University. She joined the New Jersey State Police in 1995, and served as a general road duty trooper at six stations. The New Jersey State Police offers various specialized career options, one of which is the Executive Protection Unit where Major Thomas was assigned from 2002 to 2006. Her primary responsibility was to protect the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. She has also been assigned to the Grants Administration Bureau where she managed more than $30 million in grant funding, which supported many law enforcement initiatives.  Additionally, she served as Unit Head of the Accounting & Revenue and Equal Employment Opportunity Intake & Training Units. In June 2016, she was promoted from Lieutenant, as the Administrative Officer to the Superintendent, to the rank of Captain to serve as the Bureau Chief of the Equal Employment Opportunity Bureau. After several years, her career again changed, and she accepted an opportunity for transfer to the Recruiting Bureau where, as Bureau Chief, she was able to participate in our recruiting and selection process. Most recently, she was promoted to the rank of Major and now oversee the Office of Employee Relations & Community Outreach.  Major Thomas state, “I truly enjoy being a New Jersey State Trooper, because I am devoted to public service and it contributes to my personal mission of making a difference in the lives of those around me. I value the relationships built as a result of being a trooper with my fellow law enforcement officers both within and outside of this agency and more importantly with the community I serve. Becoming a New Jersey State trooper was one of the best decisions I have made in my lifetime. It has afforded me a wonderful profession, and most importantly, as a single mother, the ability to provide for my children.”


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Lieutenant Stacey Lloyd

Unit Supervisor, Facility & Asset Control Bureau

Lt. Stacey Lloyd has been a New Jersey State Trooper since October of 2003. She is currently assigned as the Unit Supervisor of Facility & Asset Control Bureau. After graduating from the New Jersey State Police Academy, she served as a road duty trooper for six years. During her career, she held positions within the Victim Services Unit, School and Traffic Safety Unit, Promotional Systems Unit, Professional Development Unit, and Recruiting Unit. While working as a trooper, she also obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a primary focus on leadership.  Lt. Lloyd stated, “My training, collaborative team building efforts, and educational resources has afforded me the opportunity to think proactively in the area of crime prevention and community partnerships. I am passionate about mental health and continue to study research regarding adverse childhood trauma and mental illness to assist mental health consumers with receiving assistance needed to live productive lives. My overall goal is to assist people with understanding how they think. In this respect, they can seek ways to continually develop healthy, productive, and creative thoughts, so that their world, internally and externally, can yield amazing rewards. This is my contribution to proactive policing.”


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Detective Sergeant Sharon Ng

Staff Investigator, Civil Proceedings Unit

DSG. Ng was born in England and moved to New Jersey with her family at a young age. She was raised in Union, N.J. and attended Rutgers University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Administration of Justice. She continued her education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. She worked several years as a psychiatric clinician for an outpatient mental health clinic, specializing in treating children who were sexually abused. Her first career piqued her interest in law enforcement and her desire to proactively assist victims of such heinous crimes. She was accepted into the 150th New Jersey State Police Academy Class and graduated in June of 2009. She then served as a road duty trooper in Troop “B” at Somerville Station and Totowa-Sub Station prior to becoming a member of the Polygraph Unit in the Special Investigations Section. Det. Sgt. Ng stated, “I am grateful for my overall work experiences, which enabled me to gain the necessary knowledge in dealing with the diverse population of individuals I encountered.  I am currently assigned to the Office of Professional Standards, Civil Proceedings Unit. I am thankful for being afforded the opportunity to branch out, learn other aspects of the organization, and expand my resume of contributions. I am honored to be able to dutifully serve the New Jersey State Police in a gratifying manner while continuously learning and improving my skills throughout my career.”


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Detective Sergeant First Class Shelley Massingill

Equal Employment Opportunity Bureau

Det. Sgt. First Class Massingill began her career with the New Jersey State Police in December of 2004. After working as a road duty trooper, she had the opportunity to work in various assignments such as the Executive Protection Bureau,   the Training Bureau, the Recruiting and Employee Development Bureau, and the Professional Development Bureau. She is currently serves as the Administration Officer in the Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations Unit.  Det. Sgt. First Class Massingill state, “The many different career paths and opportunities within the New Jersey State Police make this a wonderful career option.  My career path has allowed me to draw on my previous experiences as a former Division I softball and field hockey player, as well as Division I assistant field hockey coach, retail site manager, and my corporate experience in human resources.  The opportunity to provide positive motivation and leadership within the community and the Division, as well as setting a positive example for my children and family, is what I most cherish about being a New Jersey State Trooper.”


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Captain Lori Andrews

Employee Health & Wellness Bureau

Captain Andrews began her career with the New Jersey State Police in 1997. Captain Andrews stated, “I am very fortunate to have had many rewarding assignments during my past 24 years of service including the Field Operations Section, Investigations Section, Division of Human Resources Section and more recently, the Office of Community Outreach & Employee Relations. During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to write and execute communication data warrants, various criminal search warrants, initiated a wiretap as the affiant, and assisted in the apprehension of a pedophile while working in an undercover capacity.”  She received a bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, master’s degree in education from Seton Hall University and graduated from the 262nd FBI National Academy Class in 2015. “My career in the New Jersey State Police has positively impacted my life as well as that of my family. I am proud to be a Jersey Trooper and appreciate all the opportunities and experiences that I have had along the way.”

 


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