Executive-Vice President, Director, Franklin Twp. Police Department
Director Quovella M. Spruill is the NOBLE New Jersey Chapter’s Executive Vice President. Director Spruill presently serves as the first Public Safety Director of the Franklin Police Department, in the Township of Franklin (Somerset), New Jersey. She manages a department of approximately 125 law enforcement and civilian personnel.
Director Quovella M. Spruill recently retired from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in Newark, New Jersey as the first female Chief of Detectives. She is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) graduating with an Engineering Degree in Environmental Science; and she obtained a master’s degree from Seton Hall University majoring in Human Resources Training and Development. She was one of the youngest managers in the City of Newark, during that period she was recognized as one of Ebony magazine’s “30 Future Leaders Under 30”.
Director Spruill served over thirty years in government and law enforcement. During her tenure in the Prosecutor’s Office, she commanded and served in multiple units, including Internal Affairs, Corruption, Bias Crimes, Homicide, Training and many other assignments.
She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and DeVry University, instructing courses in Criminal Justice and Human Resources.
Director Spruill is also a member of the NJ State Chiefs Association, International Association Chiefs of Police, FBI LEEDA, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and National Sheriff’s Association. She holds multiple certifications, including a Certified Subject Matter Expert in topics such as Internal Affairs, De-escalation, Diversity, Security, Use of Force, Police Shootings, Ethics, Criminal Investigations and Community Engagement.
Director Spruill has extensive experience in consulting and training for law enforcement recruits, municipal law enforcement, corrections, within New Jersey and out of state law enforcement personnel. As a tireless public servant and a trailblazer, Director Spruill has been tasked with serving her community in a variety of capacities as she continues to smash those glass ceilings!