MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Three Montclair probationary police officers were sworn in during a ceremony held Friday, August 10 in Municipal Council Chambers.
Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat administered the Oath of Office to Raymon Barrett, Francisco Ramirez and Sean Verbist. In addition, Rev. Samuel Monaco, Jr. was sworn in as a Police Chaplain.
Barrett graduated from Montclair State University with a BS in athletic training. He is an active member of the National Guard and he worked as a police officer for the City of Newark
Ramirez attended New Jersey City University and worked for the Department of Homeland Security from 2013-14. He was also on the Jersey City police force for three years and the National Guard from 2011-17.
Verbist is also a Montclair State University graduate. He worked for the Randolph police department for five years and was a Montclair Police Dispatcher from 2012-13.
Rev. Monaco has been the parochial vicar at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish since July of last year. Prior to that he was a chaplain at the Morristown Medical Center.
The probationary officers will undergo a field training program in which they will be paired with specially-trained, experienced patrol officers or FTOs. The training curriculum covers a wide number of topics ranging from departmental operations, at-scene criminal investigations, and handling domestic violence incidents, to traffic enforcement and issues of homeland security.