The West New York Police Department promoted five veteran officers and also swore in five more at a ceremony at their middle school last night.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Lt. Jackson Perez earned the rank of captain, Sgts. Carlos Mateos and Henry Codina are now lieutenants, while Police Officers Samuel Molina and Yousef Awadallah were promoted to sergeant.
“These officers reflect the outstanding level of talent and commitment commonly found in West New York,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, who is also the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, said in a statement.
“Congratulations to all the members of our department being promoted, as each of them have done outstanding work and truly earned this honor.”
Additionally, the West New York PD noted that five new officers were sworn in on Tuesday: Brian Castillo, Franklin Castro, Ruben Candelaria, Melissa Veloz, and Cristian Chiriboga.
A town spokesman said that the department now consists of approximately 125 officers and 14 civilians.