Lieutenant Stacie Lick
Lt. Stacie Lick began her law enforcement career with the with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Division of Criminal Justice in 2000 where she was employed for three years. In 2003, she took a position as a Detective in the Major Crimes Unit at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Lt. Lick was in the Major Crimes Unit for 13 years where she investigated homicides, suicides, physical assaults and sexual assaults. Lt. Lick specializes in crimes against children, specifically, physical and sexual assaults involving children, missing children, child fatalities and human trafficking. She is a member of the Gloucester County Multi-Disciplinary Team who works closely with the Gloucester County Victim/Witness Unit to assure services for the children. Lt. Lick was promoted to Sergeant in July of 2016 and supervised the Special Investigations Unit. Lt. Lick was promoted to her current rank in February of 2019 and is now tasked with creating and managing the first Special Victims Unit at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. In her new title, Lt. Lick was tasked with creating the first Special Victims Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office to include the selection of personnel, the creation of polices and protocols for the unit, the MDT response to allegations of child abuse, the creation of case tracking measures to adhere to Attorney General Guideline 2018-5 and the training of all personnel of the MDT who respond to these investigations.
Since 2005, Lt. Lick has volunteered as an instructor for the New Jersey Finding Words Program. As an instructor with the program, she has trained all law enforcement personnel, Assistant Prosecutors, Division of Youth and Family Service staff and medical personnel in the South Jersey region the process for interviewing children who have been abused.
Lt. Lick has been assigned as the Gloucester County Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Coordinator since 2008. Her assignment entailed creating and managing the Gloucester County Child Abduction Response Team. As CART Coordinator, Lt. Lick created the CART team consisting of one hundred and twenty resources that would be activated in the event of a child abduction. Lt. Lick has assisted in comprising a one-hundred-page manual for the Gloucester County CART and the local municipalities that would provide direction, responsibilities and investigative strategies in missing children investigations. Following the response to the abduction/murder of Autumn Pasquale, a 12-year-old girl, her protocol and response was used as a model by the New Jersey State Police for other county programs. She is in the process of receiving accreditation of the Gloucester County CART by the US Department of Justice, which will be the first one in the state of New Jersey. As part of the process her 100-page protocol for the CART response was reviewed. Following the review, she was asked if they could use her protocol as a model for other CART teams across the country and post it on the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Tech. College website. Additionally, Lt. Lick has arranged training for the CART twice a year for the past 12 years to enhance the members of CART and Gloucester County law enforcement officers’ knowledge in missing children investigations.
From 2017-2020, Lt. Lick assisted in the application and receipt funding from the Division of Children and Families for grant monies to build and equip the Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County, located at 45-47 Cooper Street, Woodbury, New Jersey which created a safe place for children to share their stories of abuse to forensically trained interviewers and housed the new SVU that she created. The Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County was opened in October of 2017 and serves as the facility in the community where children are forensically interviewed about their abuse and can share their story in a child safe environment. In 2020, she applied and received accreditation of the CAC by National Children’s Alliance which entailed creating policies and procedures for the CAC and assuring that the Gloucester County is in compliance with its standards. The Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is the 11th CAC in the state of New Jersey to receive this status.
Lt. Lick has also been instrumental in creating the Friends of Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County non-profit that will provide resources from both public and private financial support opportunities to the Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County located at 47 Cooper Street, Woodbury, New Jersey and the families they serve. These resources include education, prevention, and the economic and emotional needs of the families. Lt. Lick has prepared a proposal, by-laws and articles of incorporation for the non-profit.
Lt. Lick serves as a member of the Gloucester County Commission of Missing and Abused Children and is additionally serves as a Board Member for the New Jersey Children’s Alliance.