RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough promoted one police officer and welcomed two new probationary officers at a recent council meeting.

Everett Holt was promoted to sergeant. He joined the police department in 2009, after receiving training at the Somerset County Police Academy.

Holt was assigned to the patrol division from 2009 to 2012, and he received several awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for drunk driving enforcement. From 2012 to 2013, Holt was assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force, and then the criminal investigation division from 2014 to 2017.

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Prior to becoming an officer, Holt served in the United States Marine Corps, obtaining the rank of E-4 (corporal). He was deployed to Iraq from 2006 to 2007 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Joseph Nepomuceno, Jr., was named a probationary officer with the department. He is a 2009 graduate of Toms River High School North, and received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Ocean County College in 2012.

Nepomuceno graduated from Ocean County Police Academy in 2014, and worked as a special law enforcement officer for the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department until 2016. For the past year, he was employed as a part time patrolman with the Pemberton Borough Police Department.

He will be assigned to a patrol squad until he completes field training with the Raritan Police Department Field Training Program.

Christopher Gross was appointed as a probationary police officer as well. A 2012 graduate of Roselle Catholic High School, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan University in 2016.

In June 1017, Gross graduated from the Essex County College Public Safety Academy with a Basic Course for Police Officers Certification.

He will be assigned to a patrol squad once he completes field training.