Camden County Sheriff Chuck Billingham today announced that he would not seek re-election to his post this November but would serve out the remainder of his term.
Billingham was elected Sheriff in 2006, and is currently in his third term.
“It’s been a long, good ride with my career in public service — starting out as a Gloucester City patrolman and later serving as Mayor of that great city to becoming Chief of the Washington Township Police Department and capping it off as Sheriff of Camden County,” said Billingham.” I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women of my department who do an outstanding job every day for the people of our county.”
He cited what he said were a number of accomplishments, including:
- Playing a key role in the transition from the Camden Police Department to the Camden County Metro Police Department.
- Restructuring the K-9 Unit to make it a countywide asset and one of the best units in the state.
- Enhanced the SWAT tactical team, enabling it to tackle emergencies throughout the county.
- Significantly upgrading equipment through millions of dollars in successful grant funding.
- Improving the security at the County Hall of Justice.
- Investing in robot technology to aid in hostage negotiations in any of the 37 municipalities in Camden County.”
“I want to thank the constituents of Camden County for their faith in allowing me to serve three terms as Sheriff. Now that the kids are grown, I look forward to spending more time with my wife and enjoying a much slower daily pace,“ the retiring sheriff said.