ANOTHER CRUISIN' 92.1 - WVLT BIO Chief Vincent J. Borrelli
Chief Vincent J. Borrelli
Chief Vincent J. Borrelli was born and raised in South Philadelphia and attended Bishop Nuemann High School. After being graduated in 1961, inspired by his fireman father, Borrelli tested for both the police and fire departments of Philadelphia.
In 1963 he went to the Philadelphia Police Academy and from there began his 19-year career as a Patrolman for the Philadelphia Police Department. The next year, 1964, because of his interest in motorcycles, he tried out for the Highway Patrol. His skills enabled him to become a member of this elite team and for 17 years Chief Borrelli spent summers training with the drill team.
As a member of the Highway Patrol, he provided dignitary escorts for Presidents, Senators, and celebrities, such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Village People. From 1966 to 1969, through his work as a Highway Patrolman, Borrelli worked as a personal security officer for Mayor Frank Rizzo, while also patrolling high crime areas of Philadelphia.
In 1981 Borrelli began work as a personal aide to the Inspector of Tactical Division, and stayed there for a year and half. However, in 1982 he applied for the position of Police Chief for the city of Bradford and worked in this position until 1984.
The end of his contract in Bradford led Borrelli back to the city of Philadelphia, where he worked with the United States Marshals as personal security for court judges. In 1985 Chief Borrelli took the position of West Wildwood’s Chief of Police and spent three years there.
Following that position, he worked as Director of Public Safety for Mercer Medical Center for about six years. In 1993 Chief Borrelli was hired as Superintendent of Public Safety for the Delaware River Port Authority; he was subsequently named as Director of Public Safety for the DRPA, and currently serves as Chief Public Safety Officer.
Listen to Vincent Borrelli on “The Chief’s Corner,” heard every Sunday from 11am until 1 pm right here on Cruisin’ 92.1, WVLT.