Chief Paprota joined the Lacey Township Police Department in 1992 after transferring from the Tinton Falls Police Department in Monmouth County. He was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police in March of 2013. Chief Paprota earned a Doctoral Degree, Ed.D., in Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University in 2012. He is a graduate of the NJSACOP West Point Command and
Leadership Program; a Certified Public Manager (CPM) through Fairleigh Dickinson University; and a member of Mensa as well as the National Honor Society. He is a published author and has participated in training over 15,000 law enforcement officers in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania over the past 24 years.