Carmen V. La Bruno was the 8th Chief of the Hoboken Police Department. Chief La Bruno was appointed to the position of Police Chief in 1991.

Chief La Bruno spent over 30 years in law enforcement, first appointed to the Hoboken Police Department as a Patrolman in 1971.

Chief La Bruno rose quickly through the ranks, scoring the top position on each of his promotional exams. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1977, to Lieutenant in 1982 and to Captain in 1985.

Just prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, Chief La Bruno served as the Chief of Investigators for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office from 1986 to 1989.

Being a strong proponent of education, Chief La Bruno holds Masters Degrees in Criminal Justice and Philosophy from Jersey City State & from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he has advanced to candidacy for his Ph.D.

He is a former adjunct undergraduate professor at Seton Hall University and he is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Personnel as a subject matter expert.