CITY OF ELIZABETH SWEARS IN 13 NEW POLICE OFFICERS

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CITY OF ELIZABETH SWEARS IN 13 NEW POLICE OFFICERS
 
ELIZABETH, NJ—July 16, 2015— Earlier this morning, the City of Elizabeth increased the ranks of the Elizabeth Police Department at a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers. The new recruits, who bring the number of Officers in Elizabeth to approximately three hundred (300), were introduced by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage; Councilman-At-Large Frank Cuesta, Councilman Kevin Kiniery; Director James Cosgrove; Chief Patrick Shannon and Deputy Chief John Brennan.  One of the additions is a former Union County Police Officer and another is a former Roselle Park Police Officer; both have already completed their state-mandated training.  The remaining eleven (11) will attend the John H. Stamler Union County Police Academy. 
 
“I would like to wish all the new recruits much success in their new careers,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “Police work is not easy but can be very rewarding. The efforts of these men and women will help keep our City safe and secure.” 
 
Several new recruits are also bilingual, increasing the ability to interact and communicate with the diverse communities located throughout the municipality.  New recruits include: Shynese Moseley, Franklin Reynoso, Christopher Keller, Carlos Gavilanes, Tyresha M. Ortiz, Anthony Jackson, Timothy C. Goldate, Kevin Arias, Daniel F. Mooney, Joshua Kelly and Jessica Castaneda. The two transfers are Matthew Hopkins and Romulo Meneses Alvarez.
 
“Additional law enforcement improves our quality of life as well as contributes to the protection of our community,” said Councilman Kevin Kiniery. “Soon these thirteen officers will be walking the beat, providing an increased presence within our neighborhoods and more services for our residents.”
 
The City of Elizabeth is the fourth largest municipality in the State of New Jersey with a population of 124,969.  With its close proximity to the entire tri-state area, the Elizabeth Police Department responds to an array of calls, incidents and emergency issues. Additional recruits will strengthen law enforcement operations and increase overall assistance to residents.