Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman swore in sixteen Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEOs) to the Carteret Police Department at the Borough’s Thursday night Council meeting. The officers, along with four SLEOs already employed by the Borough, will add extra patrols to Carteret’s neighborhoods, parks, waterfront, and shopping centers.
“The safety of Carteret’s residents and visitors is a top concern of my administration and the Borough Police Department,” said Mayor Reiman. “With all the large events and community activities we have planned throughout the Summer months, added patrols will add an extra level of security and bolster our strong Police force.”
Class II SLEOs have the same powers and duties as full time officers, but are limited to work forty-eight hours per week for six months and a set amount of hours per week for the remaining six months. They also must wear a shoulder patch designating their Class II rank.
Class II officers sworn in Thursday night include:
Off. Gerard Kelly
Off. Michael Kelly
Off. Jason Abrantes
Off. Anthony Dos Santos
Off. Alexander Martins
Off. Michael Montenegro
Off. Amitoj Oberoi
Off. Kulbeer Singh
Off. Michael Calafiore
Off. Michael Simkovich
Class II officers sworn in prior to Thursday include Off. John Tranculov and Off. Kevin Horn.
Class I SLEOs will perform duties in accordance with the requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.11, which states “Class One Special Law Enforcement Officers shall be authorized to perform routine traffic detail, spectator control and similar duties. If authorized by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, Class One officers shall have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes. The use of a firearm by an officer of this class shall be strictly prohibited and no Class One officer shall be assigned any duties which may require the carrying or use of a firearm.”
Class I officers sworn in Thursday night include:
Off. Harpreet Kaur
Off. Alexander Pires
Off. Yeudy Rodriguez
Off. Daniel Sanfilippo
Off. Zhane Cintron
Off. Anthony Spinelli
Class I officers sworn in prior to Thursday include Off. Ramandeep Kaur and Off. Mitchell Smith.
For more information about the Carteret Police Department, please visit Carteret.net/police-department or call (732) 541-4181.