Carteret, NJ – At a Council Meeting held last Thursday, July 23, Mayor Reiman administered the Oath of Office to three new recruits to Carteret’s Police Department. The new officers were hired on December 29 2008, after previously being appointed by the Mayor and Council. and are all recent police academy graduates from the Somerset County Police Academy.
Strengthening Carteret’s police force, along with the improvement of its services, training, and equipment, have been major considerations during Reiman’s administration;
“Since 2003 we have made considerable improvements to the quality and range of services offered by the Carteret Police Department,” Mayor Reiman commented. “Our new recruits are always carefully selected, and we are pleased to welcome them to one of the most dedicated public service teams in the state of New Jersey.”
Carteret operates under the N.J. Department of Personnel Merit System Board (formerly Civil Service), and all emergency service personnel are hired off a state certified list of eligible appointees.
Carteret’s most recent additions to its police department are:
Vincent Bellino, who attended Carteret schools, NJIT, and Kean University. P.O. Bellino has previously served as a Volunteer Fireman, Volunteer First Aid member, and has worked for Carteret Board of Education since 2002.
Keith Cassens is a graduate of New Hyde Park Memorial High School, and attended Nassau Community College. He previously served as a State Corrections Officer since 2007.
Matthew Gomm attended Carteret schools, as well as Fairleigh Dickenson University.
The three recruits are Carteret residents who graduated from Somerset County Police Academy in June, and are currently in training, assigned to the C.P.D.’s Patrol Division.
Councilman Skippy Sitarz added, “We maintain especially high standards in all aspects related to our police department. The quality of our staffing plays a big part in maintaining the safety of our residents.”