Vincent M. Kearney
Vincent Kearney was raised in the Township of Union, graduating from Summit’s Oratory Preparatory School in 1994. Vincent married Veronica Garcia-Kearney in 2009. Together they chose to move to Garwood about 10 years ago, to be close to Vincent’s mother Carol Ann Kearney (who had moved to Garwood a few years prior) and to raise a family. Their twin boys Anthony and Vincent are very excited to be starting at Lincoln School this fall and are looking forward to all the new friends they will make!
Vincent began his career in public service in 1996, working as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Union Police Department and volunteering for several years as an Emergency Medical Technician on the town’s ambulance squad. Vincent continued this career path by joining the Kean University Police Department in 2000. There he worked up from Dispatch, to Patrol, to Detective all the way to Officer-In-Charge where he administered all day-to-day operations of the Department including budgeting.
In 2016 Vincent transferred to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, working in the Court Division and Identification Bureau prior to his current assignment in the Office’s Administrative Unit. There, he works with the Information Technology and Training Units in addition to serving as the Acing Personnel Liaison responsible for coordinating scheduling, payroll and time control for over 250 Sheriff’s Officers and staff.
Vincent has attended numerous training and certification courses over his career as a law enforcement officer. He serves as a Firearms Instructor for the John H. Stamler Police Academy along with the Sheriff’s Office, often donating time during his off hours to work with newer Sheriff’s Officers on firearms skills after they complete their basic training.
Vincent also works with his mother Carol on the yearly street fairs sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, including (of course) Garwood Rocks where he handles online promotions and social media for the events.
Vincent spends every other minute he is able to with his wife Veronica and thier twin boys Vinnie and Anthony