EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In addition to celebrating the advancement of police officers last night at a formal, respectful, loving ceremony, the East Brunswick Police Department congratulates the following officers on their combined 150 years of service to our township, including those of Chief James Conroy.

Chief James Conroy served the East Brunswick Police Department for 25 years. Chief Conroy served in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman, and in the Investigative Division as an Anti-Crime Detective. Chief Conroy was a Field Training officer, Firearms Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Range Master and served on the Department’s SWAT team for many years. Once promoted, he served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division, Special Operation Division and the Investigative Division. Chief Conroy is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Chief Conroy has been serving as the Chief of the Department since 2015 and implemented many policies and procedures during this time. It was under his watch that our agency became accredited and has been voted the best police Department in Middlesex County for the past 3 years.

Captain Joe Alves served the East Brunswick Police Department for 25 years. Captain Alves served in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman, and in the Investigative Division as an Anti-Crime Detective and later as a case Detective. Captain Alves was a Field Training Officer and served on the Department’s SWAT team for many years. Captain Alves served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division, Administrative Division and the Investigative Division. Once he was promoted to the rank of Captain, he served as the commander of the Patrol Division, where he oversaw the men and women that serve this community 24/7.

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Captain Kevin Zebro served the East Brunswick Police Department for 25 years. Captain Zebro served in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman, and in the Investigative Division as a Narcotics Detective and later as a case Detective. Captain Zebro served on the Department’s SWAT team and SCUBA team, as well as with the cyber-crime unit of a New Jersey State Police Task Force. Captain Zebro served as a supervisor in the Administrative Division and served in the Office of Professional Standards. Once promoted to the rank of Captain, he served as the commander of the Administrative Division.

Lieutenant Marty O’Neill served the East Brunswick Police Department for 25 years. Lieutenant O’Neill served in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman, and in the Investigative Division as an Anti-Crime Detective and later as a case Detective. Lieutenant O’Neill was a Field Training Officer and served on the Department’s SWAT team as a Hostage Negotiator. Lieutenant O’Neill served as a road supervisor in the Patrol Division, and once promoted to the rank of Lieutenant he became the Station Commander on the Midnight Shift.

Lieutenant Michael Plaskon served the East Brunswick Police Department for 25 years. Lieutenant Plaskon served in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman, and in the Investigative Division as an Anti-Crime Detective and a Narcotics Detective. Lieutenant Plaskon was a Field Training Officer, a Range Instructor, and served on the Department’s SWAT team for many years, later becoming the leader of the team. Lieutenant Plaskon served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division and the Investigative Division. Once promoted to the rank of Lieutenant he served as a Station Commander, and later became the Assistant Division Commander of the Investigative Division.

Lieutenant Michael Knoll served the East Brunswick Police Department for 25 years. Lieutenant Knoll served in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman, in the Investigative Division and later in the Administrative Division as part of Project 18 the Department Community Policing Unit. Lieutenant Knoll served as a range instructor and patrol rifle instructor, and was a member of the Department’s SCUBA team. Lieutenant Knoll served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division and the Administrative Division. Once promoted to the rank of Lieutenant he became the Station Commander of the Afternoon Watch and eventually the Day Watch.