Kevin P. McDermott began his Law Enforcement career with the Township of Ocean Police Department in March of 1979 upon completion of the Monmouth County Police Academy. His career spanned five decades ending with his retirement in 2013. During that period of time he served as a Patrol Officer, Youth Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant and Operations Captain.

He also served as the Deputy Coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management, member of the Township of Ocean Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse and member of the Monmouth University Community Relations Task Force. He is a graduate of Brookdale Community College. He is also a School Resource Officer, Certified Public Manager and has completed the New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police Command and Leadership Program.