Breaking News – Thursday, April 11, 2013 – New Police Officers Appointed

Breaking News – Thursday, April 11, 2013 – New Police Officers Appointed

Breaking NewsDepartment News – The Lacey Township Committee voted to hire 4 new full-time police officers who will begin their training at the Ocean County Police Academy in Basic Class #96 beginning Thursday, April 18, 2013. The 4 new officers entering the academy are as follows:                                                                                                                         .

  • Michael Hein – Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology & Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Kean University)
  • Daniel Ricciardella – Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science (Ocean County College) & Paramedic Certification (Ocean County College)
  • Anthony Sarno – Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology (Moravian College) & completing a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Training and Development (Seton Hall University)
  • Scott Keefe – Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Kean University)

The hirings come after the loss of 9 full-time officers in the past 6 years. The new officers will graduate the police academy on September 19, 2013, then enter the department’s Field Training Program.

The Committee also voted to hire much needed part-time employees in the police department. The part-time Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers who were appointed are as follows:

  • Jesse Urban – Completing an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Ocean County College)
  • Travis Horton – Associate’s Degree in Business (Ocean County College)

The Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer appointed is as follows:

  • James Perotti – Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Ocean County College) & completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Rutger’s University).

The hiring of special law enforcement officers comes after the loss of 8 special officers over the past 6 years. The specials perform various duties including traffic control, park security, crowd control at community events, and much more.

The part-time Public Safety Telecommunicator (Dispatcher) hired is as follows:

  • Nicole Bowles – Associate’s Degree in Political Science (Ocean County College) & completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Juctice (Berkeley College).

The hiring of a dispatcher comes after the loss of 3 full-time dispatchers over the past 6 years.

The part-time employees will begin agency training in the upcoming week and will contribute to the efforts of the Lacey Township Police Department in the coming weeks.

Congratulation to the new hires! Their appointments are well deserved and the members of the Lacey Township Police Department welcome each to our family and look forward to working with them.

By | 2013-04-11T21:27:10+00:00 April 11th, 2013|All Announcements, Department News|Comments Off on Breaking News – Thursday, April 11, 2013 – New Police Officers Appointed