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Jamel Boyer - Together For Summit

Jamel Boyer
Summit Common Council
Ward 2

A security professional, dedicated mentor, and coach, Jamel moved to Summit in the fourth grade, where he attended Washington School. Growing up on Dennis Place, he played on three championship teams at Summit High School. In addition to his athletic achievements, he developed a strong work ethic, beginning his first job during his freshman year of high school through the Youth Employment Services. Working at the Summit Glass Smith Shop, he met his first mentor, Steven Weinberg, and learned how to cut, polish, and install glass shower doors.

After graduating from High School, Jamel attended Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. There he joined the Theta Zeta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon, becoming the chapter's President during his final year of college. Jamel graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Saint Peter’s University with a concentration in Finance and Risk Management. He also holds an Enterprise Security Risk Management and Retail Asset Protection certificate, and is certified as a Professional Certified Investigator. 

Jamel started his career as a Probation Officer in Middlesex County. Later, a Civil Investigator for the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. Afterward, he attended the Division of Criminal Justice Police Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey, and later worked as an undercover narcotics Detective for both the Statewide-Narcotics Task Force and Medicaid Fraud Unit. Jamel also worked for the New York City Department of Education Chancellor’s Office of Special Investigations and led the Office’s first-ever Fraud and Irregularities Unit. Currently, Jamel works for a Healthcare Insurance company in New Jersey, managing all fraud or asset misappropriation investigations.

Jamel's wife, Shawntee Mickens, is a third-generation Hilltopper and former Summit High School field hockey star. Jamel and Shawntee are proud parents of a son and daughter who both attend Summit schools. They have a cat, Sasha, and dog, Ollie. 

Committed to giving back to his community, Jamel coached the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade football teams and serves on the Board of Directors for the Summit Police Athletic League, raising funds for scholarships, local police, sports, and family programs. He also mentored students from the Newark Boys' Choir School, and during the COVID-19 pandemic secured laptops for each student after learning they were being targeted for their devices during their commute home from school. 

Recently, Jamel was honored by New Jersey State Senator Jon Bramnick and Senate President Nick Scutari for Black History Month. The Senate ceremonial resolution recognized Jamel’s work in the community and his commitment to continual education and mentorship.

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