BAYONNE, NJ -The City of Bayonne officially welcomed nine new police officers to their ranks on Thursday. The ceremony, attended by family and friends of the new law enforcement professionals was held at Bayonne City Hall and led by Mayor Jimmy Davis and Public Safety Director Robert Kubert.

Davis, himself a retired member of the Bayonne Police Department, praised the new officers for their commitment to keeping Bayonne safe, and singled out their family members, thanking them for their own sacrifices in supporting their loved ones’ careers.

“With missed holidays, birthday parties, and other important events, serving in this job goes beyond the time you spend on the streets,” Davis told TAPinto Bayonne following the event. “Our families feel the pressure of the job as well, yet they support us unconditionally, and that support allows us to do the job we love.

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Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski offered that the rebirth taking place in the city, the construction of new housing and opening of new businesses, wouldn’t be possible without the “highly professional and reputable” Bayonne Police Department.

While Kubert thanked the mayor and council for their unyielding support of public safety, and their “recognition of the need for personnel, equipment, and training,” Bayonne Police Chief Rob Geisler directed his comments to the new officers challenging them to “treat every encounter with every citizen as they want to be treated.” 

“Treat each person as if they were your mother or father.”

Sworn in on Thursday were: Rafael Ocasio III, Hector Rodriguez, Jeffery Veloz, Michael Baranok, Corrado DeVincenzo, Jonathan Hromy, Mohamed Elnaggar, Timothy Ballance, and Shane Murphy.



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