Patrolman Richard Coope

“Coope” joined the NJLC executive board in March 2016. “Coope” became a police officer in Willingboro Township on October 9th, 2004 and has worked as a patrol officer where he serves on the FTO unit, EMT unit, EAP unit, Chaplain, and an Accident Investigator. Through his career he has been recognized by his Department and awarded 8 unit citations for life saving, duty above and beyond, and exemplary investigation skills in relation to two homicides and three robbery arrests/convictions.

As an FOP leader, he has served on the executive board of FOP Lodge #38 as the Sgt. at Arms, Secretary, Vice President, and most recently Lodge President since January 2017. He has twice attended Leadership Matter seminars in Nashville, Tennessee on labor leadership. Outside of work he coaches youth hockey, raises money for cancer research, and volunteers on the statewide Mercury Team for critical incidents. Coope has an associate degree from Burlington County College and is working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Strayer University.