Mayor Thomas Lankey administered oaths to 19 new police officers today as his Administration continues its commitment to strengthening public safety in the state’s fifth largest community. “Municipal government’s first priority is to ensure the safety of its residents and visitors,” Mayor Lankey said. “Hiring qualified police officers, and providing the most effective number of boot-on-the-street is the best way for Edison to meet that goal.”
Mayor Lankey stated “Today’s police hiring and promotional ceremony solidifies my ongoing commitment to public safety. We continue to diversify our public safety employees to reflect the great community in which we serve. The newly hired officers and promoted supervisors will fill current vacancies. This will enable the police department to deploy a new community policing unit thereby instilling trust and developing a bond between the community and the police department. Our new traffic unit will ensure that our residents and motorists traveling on the Edison Township roadways will be doing so in an even safer manner.”
In addition to the 19 newly hired officers, 23 officers were promoted.
- Captain Howard Askelson was promoted to Deputy Chief.
- Lieutenant Brian Maurath was promoted to Captain.
- Sergeants promoted to Lieutenant: Andrew Brzozowski, Mike Cimmino, Bill Revill, Ray Powers, Ted Hamer, Brian Mieczkowski, and Mike Carter.
- Officers promoted to Sergeant: Jeff Tierney, Brian Freund, Loren Long, Mike Carullo, Rob Ellmyer, Frank Varga, Chris Teleposky, Joe Kenny, Pete Corforte, Tim Hutson, Chris Sorber, Doug Zavoda, Dominick Dicarlo, Donald Ship.