West New York Police Department promotes eight, swears in five new officers


The West New York Police Department promoted eight members of the force, including naming two new captains, and also swore in five new officers during a Town Hall ceremony last night.

Photo courtesy of the Town of West New York.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are really proud of the accomplishments and exhibited leadership capabilities of the promoted officers,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.

“As these officers transition into their new roles, they will continue to display the utmost pride and honor while serving and protecting the residents of West New York.”

The new captains are Monica Ramos and Frank Steffe, while Juan Nunez, Denny Acosta, and Andres Rana earned the rank of lieutenant. Furthermore, three new sergeants were appointed in Carlos Henriquez, Mannie Manwer, and Robert Leon.

“In addition we are eager to see how the new officers integrate into the department and are mentored by the great men and women of the West New York Police Department,” the mayor added.

The five new officers who joined the department are Jonathan Baron, George Rizo, David Romano, Brandon Castillo, and Michael Mendez.

After former Police Director Mark Flores stepped down last month, Capts. Santiago Cabrera and Alejandro DeRojas have been splitting the duties as police director as the supervising captain of administration and the supervising captain for operations, respectively.

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  1. Big suking sound could be heard all over town this night. It was heard for a good 45 minutes. Also NJ Pensions just got bigger for tax payers to shovel. No further explanation need here.

  2. Well considering you could walk the streets at night now you should be grateful you dolt!!! What is still unbelievable is how the current administration (Rodriguez) plays political games with officers lives, you promote them then treat them like scum, your all garbage and someday you will have to answer to the man🔆 And isn’t it crazy how since 1982 Albio sires there has only been a Cuban mayor in that office since Defino died, it’s a disgrace they hand to each other like the Cuban Mafia!! Wake up West New York you deserve better than that!!!!!

  3. Well I guess your probably one of the outstanding citizens whose been in trouble with the law and feel you’ve been mistreated! Grow up you slob and stop feeling sorry for yourself ! Admit it you’re a mess get over it if your a criminal just remember criminal lives matter!!!!

  4. Obviously your a outstanding citizen who has had legal issues with the law that’s why your so bitter you slob. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and admit it your a mess. Man up remember criminal lives matter. And if that doesn’t work you could always get a job at city hall they like hiring ex convicts! If you got nothing positive to say about the BLUE don’t say anything at all!!!!