Retired Atlantic City police officer Dennis Munoz announced today that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination to run against Frank Balles for Atlantic County Sheriff.
Last year, Balles, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully against state Sen. Jim Whelan (D-2).
“I am running for county sheriff because I believe more needs to be done to share and coordinate our law enforcement services to provide better protection at a lesser cost to taxpayers”, Munoz, 63, who has lived in Egg Harbor City for the last 38 years. “I believe my 31 years experience as a police officer and my 25 years as a Special Operations soldier combined with my local government experience present ideal qualifications to lead our Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department.
“Because of its countywide presence and interaction with every local and state police agency, our sheriff’s department is in the unique position to work hand in hand with law enforcement agencies across the county,” added the Democrat. “We need to expand the role of the county sheriff’s department to better assist local governments in meeting current challenges and pressures in order to insure the public’s safety.”
As an Atlantic City Police Officer for 29 years, Munoz was a member of the SWAT team for the entire 29 years, where he served as team member, SWAT instructor and team sniper. Munoz was elected to Egg Harbor City Council and served one term.
Fours ago, Munoz organized the Latino Club of Egg Harbor City and serves as the president.