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.
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 “a very dangerous career.” 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 yesterday’s horrific California shooting (per The New York Times) at a social services center, where at least 14 were killed, as proof that “there are no more safe havens.”
Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), a retired Hoboken police captain, told the new recruits they are getting involved in “a noble profession” where the officers will “earn every penny” of their paychecks.
Bariso then swore in the five new investigators before the 12 new officers were presented with their badges.