Atlantic City not only will get a new mayor in 2014, it also will get a new police chief. Ernest Jubilee, who marks 40 years with the Atlantic City Police Department on Saturday, announced his retirement Wednesday, ending what he called a “long and rewarding career.”
It was not immediately clear who would replace him. Deputy Chiefs Joseph Nolan and Henry White are the only two on the eligibility list.
Since Jubilee is retiring Nov. 30, that allows outgoing Mayor Lorenzo Langford to fill the position before Don Guardian takes office Jan. 1.
Jubilee began as an undercover officer even before he officially graduated from the police academy in Camden in 1973. He joined the department when he was 19.
“I think it’s going to be fun starting something different,” Jubilee said. “Not that I have a job right now. I’m not looking.”
He said he plans to play some golf and spend time with his grandchildren.
Jubilee vacationed in Atlantic City as a child at his grandmother’s home on Drexel Avenue. When he was 10, he and his mother moved to Bungalow Park.
He now lives in Galloway Township.
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