HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier today, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing-in ceremony for seven new recruits, one investigator, and five new intergovernmental transfer officers (two SO and three CO) who will be joining the force.

“The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the premier law enforcement agency in Northern New Jersey. I am proud to welcome these thirteen new officers to our ranks and wish them well as they begin their careers,” said Sheriff Cureton.

Recruits: Wayne Kubs; Justin Mangual; Andres Segovia; Michael Close; Vincent Marceca; Kevin Natalizio; Bryant Martinez and Investigator Nicholas Haggerty.

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SO IGT’s Andres Arroyave and Michael Griffin Jr.

CO IGT’s: Kevin Cahill; Eric Fortunat; Richard Santiago.

Sheriff Anthony Cureton also took the opportunity to recognize seven corrections officers and four civilian employees whose efforts saved the life of an inmate last year who had gone into cardiac arrest.

Awardees: Officer N. Mamo, Critical Save Award; Officer D. Kaczor, Critical Save Award; Officer F. Warther, Critical Save Award; Sergeant R. Wildoner, Unit Citation; Sergeant J. Ust, Unit Citation; Sergeant J. Elliot, Unit Citation; Officer L. Amari, Unit Citation; Myra Zapata, Civilian Award (nurse); Andrea Walsh, Civilian Award (nurse); Stacey Melson, Civilian Award (nurse) and Ruchita Suner, Civilian Award (nurse).

New recruits Justin Mangual and Wayne Kubs are U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, as is new IGT Andres Arroyave.