EDISON, NJ -  Fourteen police officers in Edison Township received promotions on Monday.

Mayor Thomas Lankey promoted the officers to fill vacancies in the police department’s command staff that resulted from retirements this year.

Based on Police Chief Thomas Bryan’s recommendations, Lankey promoted six patrolmen and detectives to the rank of sergeant; four sergeants to lieutenant; and four lieutenants to captain during a ceremony in the Council Chambers at the Edison Municipal Complex.

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“Our Police Department’s compliment of officers is better educated and more professional than ever before,” Lankey said. “We are now ushering in a new generation of police leadership who will bring fresh ideas and new approaches to meet the evolving challenges of municipal law enforcement.”

“These promotions are based strictly on scores that each officer achieved on a rigorous written examination administered by an independent, California-based testing agency and on each officer’s performance during oral interviews with our command staff,” Bryan said.

Promoted to sergeant were Patrolman Michael Felcetto and detectives Robert Duffy, Michael Horvath, Ioannis Mpletsakis, Brian Rossmeyer and Steve Todd.

Promoted to lieutenant were sergeants Jeffrey Abrams, Michael Mintchwarner, Alan Sciarrillo and David Salardino.

Promoted to captain were lieutenants Howard Askelson, Salvatore Filannino, Gregory Formica and Kenneth Schreck.