Congratulations! Ocean County, NJ Police Academy graduates 38 new officers
🚔 38 cadets graduate from the Ocean County Police Academy on Tuesday
🚔 Several of the 38 new police officers receive awards at Ocean County Police Academy graduation ceremony
🚔 All 38 police officers head off to new assignments at departments across Ocean County and New Jersey
Congratulations are in order for 38 new police officers who graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in a special ceremony on Tuesday at Georgian Court University.
As part of the graduation ceremony of Basic Police Class #113 members, each of the 38 officers received a graduation certificate and listened to a keynote address from U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos Jr., United States Marshal for the District of New Jersey, according to Ocean County Commissioners.
Several police officers who graduated Ocean County Police Academy receive special awards.
Here are the police officers who received awards.
🚔 Nicholas J. Almonte who will work with the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department received the James J. Tracey Leadership Award.
🚔 Jean Verrier with the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department received the PTC Merit Award.
🚔 Paul M. Mourad with the Point Pleasant Police Department received the High Academic Award.
🚔 Matthew J. Schwartz of the Seaside Park Police Department received the High Overall Award, the High Physical Fitness Award and the High Marksmanship Award.
🚔 Grayson A. Asprocolas, Michael A. Gallicchio, Paul M. Mourad, Matthew J. Schwartz and Jean Verrier received a Perfect Score in one or more of three qualifying firearms rounds, according to Ocean County Commissioners.
Now that they've all graduated, the 38 police officers will head off to various departments across Ocean County and some in other parts of New Jersey.
New Police Officers in Point Pleasant Beach
Raymond J. Agosto, Nicholas J. Almonte, Anthony J. Babek, Jeffrey V. Poland, Eliot A. Ramos, Jr., Luke W. Ray, II, Michael C. Stilwell, Ronald G. Velardi, III, Jean Verrier, Cory R. Wilson and Umberto P. Zambard will head to the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department.
New Police Officers in Toms River Township
Grayson A. Asprocolas and Raymond G. Zuhowski will head to the Toms River Police Department.
New Police Officers in Seaside Heights
Dylan T. Bartky, Corri P. Feazell, James J. Hans, III, Vincent J. Servis, Dillan K. Simeon and Kevin Zilenas will head to the Seaside Heights Police Department.
New Police Officer in Long Beach Township
Robert A. Biele, II will head to the Long Beach Township Police Department.
New Police Officer in New Providence
Carly G. Bouman will head to the New Providence Police Department.
New Police Officers in Bay Head
John R. Chipak and Justin P. Tuzzolino will head to the Bay Head Police Department.
New Police Officers in Seaside Park
Anthony W. Clayton, Vincent J. Mutschler and Matthew J. Schwartz will head to the Seaside Park Police Department.
New Police Officers in Keansburg
Bernard L. Comey and Dale E. Valle will head to the Keansburg Police Department.
New Police Officers in Mantoloking
Robert T. Cooper and Joseph G. Gioia will head to the Mantoloking Police Department.
New Police Officers in Berkeley Township
Michael A. Gallicchio and Collin J. Robertazzi will head to the Berkeley Township Police Department.
New Police Officer in Pitman
Giulianna C. Iona will head to the Pitman Police Department.
New Police Officers in Lakewood Township
Christopher M. Johnson, Jose L. Rivera and Richard A. Uriarte, Jr. will head to the Lakewood Police Department.
New Police Officer in Lacey Township
John R. Labbate will head to the Lacey Police Department.
New Police Officer in West Wildwood
Paul M. Mourad will head to the West Wildwood Police Department.
Ocean County Officials gather for Ocean County Police Academy Graduation ceremony
There were several members of the Ocean County Law Enforcement and local government communities in attendance including Ocean County Undersheriff Brian Klimakowski, keynote speaker U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos Jr., United States Marshal for the District of New Jersey, Ocean County Sheriff Mike Mastronardy, Ocean County Commissioners Deputy Director Gary Quinn, Ocean County Commissioner Barbara Jo Crea, Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan Jr. and Bay Head Police Chief William Hoffman.
“We know you will continue to make our County a great and especially, a safe, place to live,” Commissioner Quinn, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, said in a written statement. “The Board of Commissioners along with Sheriff Michael Mastronardy and his staff, have provided you with the tools you need to do this job and to do it well. Your work will make a difference.”