HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Mayor Jack DeLorenzo and the Hasbrouck Heights Council held the official swearing in and promotion ceremony for the three officers who were approved for promotion at the August 8 Council Meeting on Tuesday evening.
Before the swearing in, the Council members offered congratulations to the officers and praising the work of all the Hasbrouck Heights police officers. Mayor Jack DeLorenzo noted that he was especially pleased "by the fact that he had worked with all these officers" while he was on the force, and stating they were all deserving of the honor.
He also reminded them, that now as Sergeants, their first duty was to make sure that all those officers under the command returned home safely to their families. He also noted that it was a tough decision since Hasbrouck Heights has an outstanding police force with many officers being qualified to be promoted, but there was only room for three promotions.
"Sergeants are the strength of the department," said Police Chief Michael J. Colaneri Sr. "We have a full staff now as all the ranks are filled."
Colaneri explained the application process. A candidate must submit his letter of interest and resume. From there it is a three-part process that includes a file review (of the personnel files), interview with the Police Committee, and Chief's recommendation.
Sgt. James Loos is a 22-year veteran of the Hasbrouck Heights police force, having joined in 1995. Sgt. John Behr joined the Hasbrouck Heights force in 2006, transferring from the Rochelle Park Police Department. Sgt. Domenick D’Amico joined in 2010, having transferred over from the United States Customs Police Department.