North Bergen police announce passing of Special Law Enforcement Officer Steven Bonilla

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The North Bergen Police Department announced the passing of Special Law Enforcement Officer Steven Bonilla minutes ago, offering their condolences to his family.

North Bergen Special Law Enforcement Officer Steven Bonilla. Photo via North Bergen Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“It is with a heavy heard that the North Bergen Police Department announces the passing of Special Law Enforcement Officer Steven Bonilla,” the NBPD wrote on Facebook.

“Bonilla has been a member of the North Bergen Police Department since April 2017. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bonilla family.”

They did not elaborate on what caused Bonilla’s death.

The department previously announced Bonilla’s hiring in April of 2017 and he graduated the Essex County Police Academy on January 18th, 2018.

Upon graduation, he had been assigned to the School Resource Unit and the Township Municipal Courts.

Prior to joining the NBPD, Bonilla attended Hudson County Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

Additionally, he earned his Bachelors Degree in National Security Studies from New Jersey City University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Bonilla also had completed specialized training that included police mountain biking.