Congratulations to James Ford in his promotion to Detective Sergeant. DSgt. Ford was sworn-in at last nights Council meeting. In his new assignment he will be responsible for internal affairs, the investigative division, court liaison and the evidence unit. DSgt. Ford is a graduate of the College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree. DSgt. Ford has been a member of the Florence Township Police Department since April 2004 and was a member of the field training program, bike unit and traffic safety unit. He has been assigned to the detective bureau since December 2009. DSgt. Ford is President of the Burlington County Detectives Association, member of the Camden County Detectives Association, East Coast Gang Investigators, Background Investigators Association and the Operation Safe Streets Task Force. He has received numerous awards throughout his career to include the ASIS Law Enforcement Award, FBI Exceptional Service in the Public Interest Award and the Beneficial Bank Service Citation. Thank you to the officers from Burlington City, Bordentown Township, Burlington Township, Evesham, Palmyra and the Burlington County Prosecutors Office who came to the council meeting to support DSgt. Ford.