Zacche, a 35-year-veteran of the Department, has most recently served as Chief of the Investigations Bureau and previously served as Commander of the North District for seven years until his promotion to Deputy Chief in 2012.
During his tenure as a supervisor in the Department, Chief Zacche has also overseen the Juvenile and Missing Persons Bureau, the Narcotics/Street Crimes Unit, the Robbery/Auto Theft Unit, and the Support Services Bureau. He also served as the Patrol Supervisor on the Midnight Tour.
Chief Zacche, who was born and raised in Jersey City, now resides in Marlboro Township with his wife and three children.
“The selection of Deputy Chief Zacche to lead the Jersey City Police Department speaks to the administration’s commitment to remove the potential of politics in the Police Department,” said Mayor Fulop. “Phil will restore morale, build bridges, and improve on best practices for a safer community.”
Zacche will serve as Acting Chief until City Council confirmation of the appointment.
“This is a great move for Jersey City and I am excited to be working with Chief Zacche and the 35 years of experience he brings to the leadership team,” said Public Safety Director James Shea. “I look forward to tackling the challenges the city is facing together.”