RAMSEY, N.J. -- Ramsey Police Sgt. Craig Weber officially announced his retirement Tuesday night, effective Dec. 1, after 26 years of service.
Weber, who informally disclosed the move over the weekend, was in his senior year at Ramsey High School when he walked into his local police department and applied for a dispatcher's job in February 1989.
"I was told I was too young and to come back after I graduated," he recalled.
"Two weeks later the chief called and said the guy they hired quit and since no one else wanted the job I could have it," Weber aid.
Weber became a patrolman in 1995 and was graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy. He obtained his Bachelor's degree at Thomas Edison State College.
Weber was promoted to sergeant in 2013 and during his career was a field training officer, radar instructor and Traffic Bureau supervisor.
He served as president of PBA Local 155 from 2011-2013 after two years as vice president.
Weber is also a recipient of an End DWI Award from the New Jersey chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his efforts in reducing tragedies caused by drunk drivers.
"I was born and raised in Ramsey so protecting the town and the people in it was always personal to me," he said Tuesda. "I am proud of my career and proud of the Ramsey Police Department."
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