MILLBURN, NJ — It was a joyful occasion for four of the newest higher-ups in the Millburn Police Department, as they were all sworn in at the beginning of the Millburn Township Committee meeting yesterday evening.
Adam Norris and Michael Fattal were both sworn in as new lieutenants. Norris graduated from Pace University in 1997 with a criminal justice degree before being hired by the Millburn Police in 2001. From there, he was promoted to sergeant in 2014. He the commander of the emergency services unit and a member of the crash investigation and internal affairs teams among other responsibilities.
Fattal received his degree in criminal justice from Passaic County Community College, working at the Passaic County Sheriffs' office from 2003 to 2008, when he was hired by Millburn. He was also promoted to sergeant in 2014. He is also a member of the crash investigation team, as well as the supervisor for the honor guard.
Norris will be assigned as the shift commander of the patrol division, while Fattal will be assigned as a detective lieutenant in the detective bureau.
Elsewhere in the organizational ranks, Edward Blazinski and David Bonney were both sworn in as new captains. Blazinski was hired in 1995, working his way up to lieutenant in 2012. He is a former member and commander of the Emergency Service Unit, as well as the current CPR instructor.
Bonney was also hired in 1995, where he previously served as the supervisor of the detective bureau. He is a nationally accredited traffic accident reconstructionist, one of only 60 in NJ, and is a supervising firearms instructor and range master.
Blazinski will be assigned as captain of the patrol division, and Bonney will be assigned as the administrative captain.