James E. Mosley, Sr.

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James E. Mosley, Sr.

Chief James E. Mosley, Sr.
Born Jan 19, 1939
Hackensack, NJ
Nationality American
Occupation Law Enforcement
Years active Nov. 1964-1998 [1][2]
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Police Chief, Englewood
Title Chief
Spouse(s) Paulette [2]
Children Paulette, Beverly, and James, Jr. (d. July 31, 2014) [2]

James E. Mosley, Sr. was the City's 1st Black Chief [3] of the Englewood Police Department from 1994-1998[2]. He advanced through the ranks, first as patrolman, then Sergeant (when he created the first Crime Prevention Unit in the Dept.), Lieutenant, and then Dep. Chief. [1] In 1996, while still on the job, he and his wife cashed in a 1.4 million dollar lottery ticket. [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gavin, John A.. "Top Cop Ready for Final Shift". Article. Bergen Record. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22535627.html. Retrieved 12/08/2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Staff writer. "James Mosley". Bio. NOBLE. 
  3. Staff Writer. "James E. Mosley, Sr.". Article. Jet magazine. 
  4. Young, Charles (1-3-1996). "POLICE CHIEF AND WIFE WIN $1.4M LOTTERY". Article. the Record. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22498731.html. Retrieved 12/08/2014.