WOODBURY —  Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina will swear-in Lt. Kim Reichert as captain for the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department. She is thefirst woman to hold the rank of captain in the history of the department.

“Kim Reichert has a distinguished career, having come up through the ranks within the county’s Correctional and Sheriff’s Departments over the last 24 years,” said Morina. “She is a true professional in every sense of the word.”

Reichert, who graduated from Glassboro State College in 1990 with a BA in Criminal Justice, started her career as a Gloucester County Juvenile Detention Officer in 1991. In 1992 she became a corrections officer and served in that capacity until 1996, when she was hired as a Gloucester County Sheriff’s Officer and graduated from the Gloucester County Police Academy.  

In 2003 she was promoted to the rank of sergeant and in 2006 she was promoted to lieutenant.  She is a Gloucester County Police Academy Instructor of Emergency Vehicle Operations and the Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator and Certified Child Seat Safety Technician for the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department.