HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three veterans police officers with a combined 55 years of experience have been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Ceremonies were held at the Township Committee meeting earlier this week.

“As a result of retirements and subsequent promotions, there exists vacancies within the Department in the position of Sergeant. Based on the vast experience base we have within the Police Department, we are able to promote officers to fill those vacancies,” said Mayor Frank DelCore.

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Sergeant Jeremy Cuomo is an 18-year veteran of the Hillsborough Township Police Department and, during his career, worked as an officer in the Patrol Division from 2001 to present and was appointed corporal in the Patrol Division in 2017, where he is currently working. Cuomo has received many command citations, commendations, letters of appreciation, and performance notices, for a number of jobs well-done throughout his time with the Department.

Sergeant Stephen Nowacki is a 17-year veteran of the department. During his early career from 2002 to 2017, he worked in the Patrol and Investigation Divisions. He was appointed corporal in the Patrol Division in February 2017 and has served there for the past 2 ½ years. Throughout Nowacki’s years with the department, he has received many commendations, command citations, letters of appreciation and performance notices for a variety of jobs well-done.

Sergeant Robert Meszaros is a 20-year veteran of the department. During his early career, from 1999 to 2005, he was in the Patrol Division. In 2005 he was reassigned to the Investigative Division where he remained until 2015. In 2015 Meszaros was re-assigned to the Patrol Division. He remained there until he was appointed corporal in the Patrol Division in March of 2016, where he now serves.Throughout his years with the department he has received many commendations, command citations, letters of appreciation and performance notices for a variety of jobs well-done.

Both Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, liaisons to Public Safety, congratulated all three officers on their promotions. Each officer was joined by Police Chief Michael McMahon and their families for the official swearing-in.

“Once again, we turn to the vast experience within our ranks for these promotions,” Tomson said during the ceremony.