MAYOR BOLLWAGE SWEARS IN 7 NEW POLICE OFFICERS

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MAYOR BOLLWAGE SWEARS IN 7 NEW POLICE OFFICERS
 
ELIZABETH, NJ— July 14, 2016 —Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Councilman-At-Large Manny Grova, Jr., Councilman Kevin Kiniery, along with City and Police Officials, welcomed seven (7) new police officers at a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers this morning. 
 
“One of our biggest priorities is providing safety and security throughout our community,” said Mayor Bollwage.  “We are at a time in our nation where the relationship between law enforcement and citizens is on alert, however our main goals for our Police Department is customer service and positive interactions with our community. I know these individuals will continue to help ensure our neighborhoods are crime-free and will exemplify nothing less than excellence and professional conduct that the residents of this city expect and deserve.”
 
Increasing the ranks of the Elizabeth Police Department, several of these new members are also bilingual, heightening the ability to interact and communicate with the diverse communities located throughout the municipality.  New officers include: Richard Rodriguez, Laura Saturnino Gonzalez, Karim Gad, Daniel Campos, Jimmy Terrazas and Michael Wilk.   
 
“I truly believe that our city employs one of the best Police Departments in the State of New Jersey,” said Councilman-At-Large Manny Grova, Jr.  “I am proud of each and every person who was sworn in today. The commitment they have shown throughout their journey to becoming an officer is remarkable and I wish them much success in their new roles.”
 
The City of Elizabeth is the fourth largest municipality in the State of New Jersey with a population of approximately 125,000 residents.  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 officers will strengthen and increase overall assistance to residents. 
 
 
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