WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac announced the appointment of 13 new police officers at a ceremony at town hall Wednesday. Eight officers have completed their state-mandated training and will immediately take up patrol assignments. The other five will begin a six-month academy training program and be ready for assignments by the middle of next year.
The eight new patrol officers are Marco G. Bruno, Thomas J. Ratajczak, Robert F. Montalvo Jr., Rafael Soares Marinho, John X. Janowski, Nicole H. Hubner, David M. Hughes and Bryan F. Dorward.
The new police recruits, all military veterans, are Brian Kevin Joseph, Jeian Rastegarpanah, Amanda Felicies, Alejandro Ovidio Vasquez, and Gary Wayne Hubbard, Jr. They will begin training at the Monmouth County police academy in January.
“I have consistently indicated that the public safety mission is our most important priority,” McCormac said. “As a result of our commitment to public safety, combined with the increased assignment of uniformed officers to street patrol, the Woodbridge Police Department continues to report a decline in overall crime in 2011. It is our goal to continue to maintain our police ranks at maximum staffing levels to effectively protect public safety.”
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