From left to right, PO’s - Nicholas Abruscato, Joseph White, Nolan James, Michael Giangeruso, Matthew Giunta with Mayor Giangeruso
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, five new officers were sworn-in to the ranks of the Lyndhurst Police Department by Mayor and Public Safety Commissioner Robert Giangeruso. The swearing in ceremony took place at noon in the Township Park on Delafield Avenue. All five of the men sworn in are Lyndhurst residents ranging in age from 23 to 33 years of age. Following the swearing-in, Chief James O’Connor welcomed the men and advised them of what would be expected of them. “The addition of these officers is an asset to both the department and the citizens of Lyndhurst,” said O’Connor.
Four of the Officers will begin their training at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Complex, in Mahwah, NJ on Monday July 28, 2014. Officer Nicholas Abruscato comes to the LPD having already graduated from the academy. Being fully trained, he will begin patrol duties in Lyndhurst immediately.
Probationary Officers Joseph White, Nolan James, Michael Giangeruso and Matthew Giunta are expected to graduate from the Academy on Friday December 19, 2014. After successfully completing the police academy, they will then begin their patrol assignments within the Township while being assigned to a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.). The F.T.O. is as equally important as the Police Academy in that new officers are then indoctrinated into patrol duties. The F.T.O. will teach, guide and continually evaluate the new officers for up to a six-month period.
Chief O’Connor addresses the new Officers; Abruscato, White, James, Giangeruso & Giunta.