Director Robert A. “Bob” Karmazin
Robert A. “Bob” Karmazin is the Director of the Hopewell Township Police Department.
Bob recently retired as a Major General, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. He served as the USSOCOM senior representative to the Office of Secretary of Defense task force focusing on enhancing capabilities. His previous assignments at USSOCOM include Deputy Commanding General, Mobilization and Reserve Affairs and Director, J7/9 Joint Special Operations Force Development.
Bob started his military service in 1980 and was commissioned from Rider University’s ROTC Early Commissioning Program in 1982 as a Second Lieutenant. Upon commissioning, he remained in the United States Army Reserves continually for 40 years serving in command and director positions including multiple active duty tours and assignments overseas in support of the Special Operations Enterprise.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Rider University, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and Master’s Certificate in National Security Policy Planning from the United States Army War College, along with an Executive Certificate in AI/ML, MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a National Security Management Fellow, Maxwell School, Syracuse University and a CAPSTONE Fellow, National Defense University.
In his civilian capacity, Bob has 27 years of operational and investigative law enforcement experience. He retired in 2015 from the New Jersey State Police as a Captain/Bureau Chief assigned to the Special Operations Section. His assignments include New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center, Criminal Investigations Section, Division Staff and Field Operations Sections. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy – 230th Session, and the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School.
Bob currently resides with his wife in Mercer County, New Jersey and enjoys outdoor activities, skydiving and multiple restoration projects.
Lieutenant and Officer-in-Charge William H. Springer Jr
Lieutenant and Officer -in-Charge William H. Springer, Jr. joined the Hopewell Township Police Department in August of 1998 as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and was promoted to the rank of patrol officer in February of 2000. Lieutenant Springer oversees day to day operations of the department.
Springer is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 274th session, the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy. He holds an Associate of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary College.
Springer is also a Certified Emergency Manager with the State of New Jersey.
Lieutenant Francis G. Tulko
Lieutenant Frank Tulko joined the Hopewell Township Police Department in February of 2000 as a patrol officer. Lieutenant Tulko served in the detective bureau from 2012 to 2016 and became certified as an arson investigator through the Division of Criminal Justice. Lieutenant Tulko was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016 and served as a patrol supervisor. Lieutenant Tulko functions as the department's administrative commander overseeing the detective bureau, the communications center and the records bureau.
Contact Lieutenant Tulko.
Acting Lieutenant James Rosso joined the Hopewell Township Police Department in November of 2003 as a patrol officer. A/Lt Rosso served in the traffic bureau from 2011 until 2017. A/Lt Rosso was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2017 and serves as our supervising firearms and training instructor. Acting Lieutenant Rosso functions as the department’s operations commander overseeing the patrol division as well as the traffic unit.
He is currently studying for his undergraduate at Fairleigh Dickinson Univerisity in Criminal Justice. Contact A/LT. Rosso