Chief Frank Culmone graduated from Stockton College with a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1999 and began his law enforcement career with the Longport Police Department in 2001 after graduating from the Camden County Police Academy. During his time in patrol, Culmone became recognized as a Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.) through the New Jersey State Police in 2004. In 2005, Culmone was selected to represent the Longport Police Department as a team member with the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team (ERT) where he served for 6 years.
Culmone was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007 and soon graduated from the New Jersey Command and Leadership program in 2009. In 2012, Culmone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he served administratively and was responsible for overseeing patrol operations. During this time, he became certified with the New Jersey State Police as a D.R.E. Instructor.
Culmone was promoted to the rank of Chief on April 1, 2015. He is a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and the Atlantic County Association of Chiefs of Police (ACACOP) where he has held the position of Treasurer since 2016. In June of 2019, Chief Culmone completed the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MALEEDS); a week long course specifically designed to provide leadership training for police chiefs and law enforcement executives. Chief Culmone is also a board member and treasurer for the Atlantic City High School Huddle Club.