In October of 1997, Lieutenant Colonel Jeanne Hengemuhle enlisted in the New Jersey State Police as a member of the 117th State Police Class. Currently, she is the Branch Commander of the Administration Branch, overseeing the Identification & Information Technology Section, Administration Section, Division Staff Section, Employee Relations & Community Outreach Section, and the Office of Labor Relations. Prior to becoming the Branch Commander, she was the Deputy Branch Commander for the Administration Branch. Prior to becoming the Deputy Branch Commander, she was the Commanding Officer of the Division Human Resources Section where she oversaw the Training Bureau, Personnel Bureau, Recruiting Bureau, and the Office of Health and Wellness. Prior to becoming a Major, she had the distinct honor of being the Commandant of the New Jersey State Police Training Bureau, which is responsible for training State Police recruits, enlisted members, and municipal officer classes. Through her career, she has held important roles throughout various sections of the Division such as the Field Operations Section, the Public Information Office, Executive Protection Bureau, and the CALEA Unit, which has allowed her to expand her working knowledge of the Division while gaining insight to various leadership styles. LTC Hengemuhle received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of New Jersey (Trenton State College) and graduated from the 254th FBI National Academy Class. She enjoys spending time with her family, strengthening her physical and mental wellness, and participating in community-based events.
Major Mary Buerkle is the Commanding Officer of the Division Staff Section, which oversees the Training Bureau and the Personnel Bureau. Her career in the New Jersey State Police began in November 2001 as a member of the 126th State Police Class. Among her current responsibilities, Major Buerkle oversees the operation of the New Jersey State Police Academy, Sea Girt, which trains recruits as well as enlisted members, facilitating the process used to promote members of the New Jersey State Police. She is also responsible for the planning and management of the Division’s hiring process. Prior to becoming a Section Commander, Major Buerkle was assigned to the Office of Professional Standards, a position she held for over ten years, upholding the integrity of the New Jersey State Police. Major Buerkle was also assigned to various units including Organized Crime, Official Corruption, Weapons Trafficking, and the C.A.L.E.A. Unit. Major Buerkle has received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Seton Hall University and proudly graduated from the 282nd FBI National Academy Class. Major Buerkle has been appointed to serve on the New Jersey Human Relations Council Executive Committee and is an active member of the FBI National Academy Alumnae Association, Lady Blue and Gold and the New Jersey State Police Women’s Charity Softball Team.
“After 22 years of dedication to the New Jersey State Police and the citizens of New Jersey, I continue to feel immense pride in my uniform and the responsibilities of which it holds. I approach all interactions with our citizens as well as fellow troopers with dignity and respect. It is an honor to serve the Division and the State. I am also a proud mother. My daughter, Maddy has grown up in the State Police family, surrounded by strong role models.”
Lt. Stacey Lloyd has been a New Jersey State Trooper since October of 2003. She is currently assigned to the Office of the Deputy Superintendent. After graduating from the New Jersey State Police Academy, she served as a road duty trooper for six years. During her career, she held positions within the Victim Services Unit, School and Traffic Safety Unit, Promotional Systems Unit, Professional Development Unit, Recruiting Unit, Facility & Asset Control Bureau, Fiscal Control Bureau, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Bureau. While working as a trooper, she also obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a primary focus on leadership, and she is currently working on her second master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Lt. Lloyd stated, “My training, collaborative team building efforts, and educational resources have afforded me the opportunity to think proactively in the area of crime prevention and community partnerships. I am passionate about mental health and continue to study research regarding adverse childhood trauma and mental illness to assist mental health consumers with receiving assistance needed to live productive lives. My overall goal is to assist people with understanding how they think. In this respect, they can seek ways to continually develop healthy, productive, and creative thoughts, so that their world, internally and externally, can yield amazing rewards. This is my contribution to proactive policing.”
DSFC Ng was born in England and moved to New Jersey with her family at a young age. She was raised in Union, N.J. and attended Rutgers University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Administration of Justice. She continued her education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. She worked several years as a psychiatric clinician for an outpatient mental health clinic, specializing in treating children who were sexually abused. Her first career piqued her interest in law enforcement and her desire to proactively assist victims of such heinous crimes. She was accepted into the 150th New Jersey State Police Academy Class and graduated in June of 2009. She then served as a road duty trooper in Troop “B” at Somerville Station and Totowa-Sub Station. DSFC Ng worked as a polygraph examiner for the Polygraph Unit in the Special Investigations Section and is currently assigned to the Office of Professional Standards. DSFC Ng stated, “I am thankful for my overall work experiences, which enabled me to gain the necessary knowledge in dealing with the diverse population of individuals I encountered. Being afforded the opportunity to branch out, learn other aspects of the organization, and expand my resume of contributions has been enlightening and fulfilling. I am honored to be able to dutifully serve the New Jersey State Police in a gratifying manner while continuously learning and expanding my skill set throughout my career.”
Det. Sgt. First Class Massingill began her career with the New Jersey State Police in December of 2004. After working as a road duty trooper, she had the opportunity to work in various assignments such as the Executive Protection Bureau, the Training Bureau, the Recruiting and Employee Development Bureau, and the Professional Development Unit. She currently serves as the Assistant Unit Head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations Unit. Det. Sgt. First Class Massingill stated, “The many different career paths and opportunities within the New Jersey State Police make this a wonderful career option. My career path has allowed me to draw on my previous experiences as a former Division I softball and field hockey player, as well as Division I assistant field hockey coach, retail site manager, and my corporate experience in human resources. The opportunity to provide positive motivation and leadership within the community and the Division, as well as setting a positive example for my children and family, is what I most cherish about being a New Jersey State Trooper.”
Trooper I Sonia L. Perez was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and immigrated at an early age with her family to the United States. Her athletic abilities earned her a scholarship to Bloomfield College where she played Division II Volleyball. While there, she led the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in assists and was a top-ranked player (34) in the nation. Trooper I Perez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. She began her career in law enforcement with the New Jersey Department of Corrections before being accepted into the 153rd New Jersey State Police Class. During her time with the New Jersey State Police, Trooper I Perez has worked patrol in Field Operations, as an instructor with the NJSP Academy Training Bureau, and completed detachments with several other units such as the NJSP Marine Bureau. Her drive and motivation would lead to her ultimate goal of becoming a member of the NJSP Canine Response and Training Unit. With K9 Leo, Trooper I Perez has found the best partner and looks forward to their future accomplishments together.