BAYONNE, NJ- The ranks of the Bayonne Police and Fire Departments got a boost on Wednesday with the swearing in of seven new police officers and two new firefighters.

Reminding the new recruits that the are now representing the City of Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis told them that it will no be “up to (them) to make  moral decisions” on the job.

Several public safety officials spoke at the event including Police Chief Robert Geisler who told his new officers that they were starting “the best job in the world,” while offering a warning that power comes with responsibilities and that their behavior would be held to a higher standard.

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The Bayonne Fire Department “is filled with the bravest and most dedicated people I have ever met,” Fire Chief Keith Weaver said thanking the Morris County Fire Academy for training the new firefighters.

In addition to the swearing in of the new members of both departments the joint ceremony also saw the promotion of nine firefighters to the rank of Captain to whom Weaver wished them to have “the knowledge, fairness, and objectivity to make sound decisions” in their first supervisory ranks, and one police officer, Ashley Munoz, the first Hispanic Female to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the history of the Bayonne Police Department.

Speaking of the promotions Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski said to the police officers and firefighters that they “have served and distinguished (themselves).”

“Now it is your turn to mentor and lead,” she told them.

The newly appointed police officers are Sean Gaeta, John Micek, Timothy May, Connor Glover, Aaron Fabbricatore, Edward Cook, Jr., and Kevin Baranok.

The newly appointed firefighters are Russell Mack and Victor Pesantez.

The firefighters promoted to the rank of Captain are Randy Geis, Jonathan Wasielewski, Kenneth Jaros, Brian Fitzpatrick, David Geyer, Steven Lombardi, Thomas Reynolds, Scott Duprex, and Chancy Costa.

 

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