A swearing-in for 17 new recruits of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office had a somber, serious tone yesterday when officials on hand addressed the hardships of the job – given the current state of affairs in the world.Â
17 new department members, 12 officers and five investigators, were sworn in during a ceremony hosted by Undersheriff Andrew Conti and Sheriff Frank Schillari.
Schillari warned the recruits that they embark on â€œa very dangerous career.â€ Schillari added that he feels Hudson County, which has a population of about 700,000 people, is the most diverse county in the state.
Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise pointed to yesterdayâ€™s horrific California shootingÂ (per The New York Times)Â at a social services center, where at least 14 were killed, as proof that â€œthere are no more safe havens.â€
Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), a retired Hoboken police captain, told the new recruits they are getting involved in â€œa noble professionâ€ where the officers will â€œearn every pennyâ€ of their paychecks.
Bariso then swore in the five new investigators before the 12 new officers were presented with their badges.