ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan recently conducted sheriff department officer promotions during a ceremony held at the Union County Courthouse.  

Clark resident Mark Banek was promoted to the rank of sheriff’s captain.  David Pepe, also of Clark, was promoted to sergeant.

Carlo Caparruva of Elizabeth attained the rank of lieutenant. 

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"They are prepared, poised, and ready for the new challenges that await them," Cryan posted on his Facebook page.

Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Councilman Manny Grova joined Cryan in congratulating the officers.