Chief William McCrary

Chief William McCraryChief William McCrary began his law enforcement career in 2002 as a Police Officer with the City of Passaic Police Department. Prior to his employment with the City of Passaic Police Department, Chief McCrary served his country in the United States Marine Corp Reserve and studied Criminal Justice at Passaic County Community College.

In 2003 Chief McCrary transferred to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office as a Sheriff’s Officer assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division where he was a certified Breathalyzer & Alcotest Operator and a Radar Instructor.

Before his appointment to his current position, Chief McCrary was the Commander of the Community Policing Division where he helped coordinate many valuable initiatives for the Sheriff’s Office; such as the first ever Gun-Buy Back Program in the department’s history, where over 250 weapons were taken off of the streets. He also served as the Director of the Sheriff’s Junior Police Academy Program and supervised the department’s “House of Worship Security” initiative. 

Chief McCrary was promoted to Chief of the Law Enforcement Division where he supervises the Internet Crimes Unit, Bureau of Narcotics, Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Criminal Investigation, Uniform Patrol, Warrant, Communications and Community Policing Divisions. McCrary is a member of the Passaic County Chiefs of Police Association, the Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 286 and the Bronze Shield of Passaic County. Recently Chief McCrary has been assigned to the Bureau of Court Security.



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