Dennis Sims

Dennis Sims

is a Captain with the Washington Township Police Department, Gloucester County, New Jersey commanding the department’s Special Operations Division. His current responsibilities include serving as Accreditation Manager, Public Information Officer, and Supervising Firearms Instructor. In 2009, he was part of a team that successfully guided his agency through NJSACOP accreditation and CALEA Recognition through alliance.

Captain Sims is a certified assessor for the NJSACOP law enforcement accreditation program and is a New Jersey Police Training Commission certified instructor holding numerous certifications to include firearms and physical fitness. He remains on staff at the Gloucester County Police Academy and has served as a lead fitness instructor for three basic course for police officer classes.

Captain Sims served as a member of the Gloucester County SWAT Team from 1997 until 2011 as a tactical group member, squad leader, deputy team commander, and team commander. He has an extensive background in traffic law enforcement including being trained as a traffic crash reconstructionist, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), and instructor, and Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) Subject Matter Expert.

Since 2006 Captain Sims has been an adjunct instructor for Gloucester County College, now Rowan College at Gloucester County, instructing both traditional classroom and online courses.

Captain Sims holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Justice from Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey; a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice; and Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey; earned an Emergency Management Administration certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and is a graduate of the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program managed by the Rutgers University, Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration. Captain Sims is a certified NJSACOP Accredited Command Executive (ACE).