MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township police officers George Quentz and Gene Byrnes were both promoted to the rank of police sergeant in front of a packed house at Tuesday’s Township Committee Meeting.

As he began the swearing in ceremony, Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann said “This is one of the best parts of my job.”

Sergeant George Quentz is an eighteen year veteran of the Montville Township Police Department. He graduated from the Morris County Police Academy in July 1996. Quentz served in the Patrol Division as a Certified Gang Officer and was an Emergency Response Team leader. Quentz and his wife Kellee have three children, Brett, Ryan and Arielle.

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Sergeant Eugene (Gene) Byrnes joined the Montville Township Police Department in August 1997 after graduating from the Morris County Police Academy. Byrnes served in the Patrol Division until January 2004 when he was assigned to the Detective Bureau as the Juvenile Detective. In 2007, Byrnes was named Morris County Detective of the year for his work in solving the Alfredo de los Santos homicide case. Byrnes also received the Montville Township Public Safety Award and served three terms as New Jersey State Delegate for Montville PBA 140. In January 2013, Byrnes was assigned to the Traffic Bureau, where he served until his promotion to Sergeant. Byrnes is now serving as a Patrol Supervisor for Patrol Squad Three.

Byrnes grew up in Montville and resides in Pine Brook. Byrnes and his wife Robyn have three children, Dylan, Cody and Hayley Jean.