retired as a captain from the New Jersey State Police after 25 years of dedicated service. Don culminated an extremely successful career as the Deputy Troop Commander in Troop “A”. During his tenure there, Don was responsible for managing the performance of over 450 troopers assigned at seven general road duty stations, the Atlantic City International Airport, Camden Metro South, the Camden Strategic Investigations Unit and Troop “A” Headquarters personnel. For the final six months of his career, Don served as the interim Troop “A” Commander where he was responsible for the supervision of the entire southern third of the New Jersey State Police Patrol force.
During Don’s tenure with the State Police he was assigned as a part of the core group tasked with implementing a risk management process that identified and rectified deficient performance. The system better known as the Management Awareness Personnel Performance System (MAPPS) was implemented throughout the organization.
Don’s early work with the MAPPS enabled him to identify and correct system deficiencies that improved its functionality and enhanced the identification of performance trends. While in command assignments, Don developed and refined an innovative and objective evaluation process that accurately and fairly assessed those most qualified for special assignments and promotions. His transparent approach and analysis of performance won the confidence of his subordinates, peers and supervisors. Don’s innovative philosophy enhanced the work performance of the membership and contributed to the development of future leaders within the New Jersey State Police.
Following his career with the New Jersey State Police, Don was appointed as the Chief of the Cumberland County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center.
Don is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
To contact Don Philippi, please call our office at (732) 279-6657.