MONTVILLE, NJ - Six Montville Township police officers were promoted at the regular meeting of the Montville Township Committee on May 10.
Chief Rudy Appelmann introduced Captain Mark Olsson, Captain Andrew Caggiano, Lieutenant Carlo Marucci, Lieutenant Charles Tremblay, Sergeant Ian Jacobsen and Sergeant Adam Kenny to the township committee, and thanked the committee, the administration, and other dignitaries present.
Captain Mark Olsson
First to be sworn into his promotion to captain was Mark Olsson. Olsson was born and raised in Montville Township. After attaining an Associates degree in criminal justice, he served in the United States Marine Corps and was later honorably discharged at the rank of corporal.
He attended Morris County Police Academy and was assigned to the patrol division after graduation. He was promoted to sergeant in January of 2004. Olsson served as a field training officer and was in charge of the firearms program. In addition, he is a firearms instructor for all department weapons. In December of 2012, Olsson was promoted to lieutenant and was put in charge of a squad.
Olsson has been married to his wife, Renee, for 18 years and has two children, Brooke and Connor. He is an exempt firefighter serving on the Towaco and Montville Fire Departments. He received the Exceptional Duty Award twice, Life Saving Award twice, honorable service award, meritorious service award and the Public Safety Award for 2002.
Captain Andrew Caggiano
Andrew Caggiano was raised in Montville. He is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Caggiano was hired in March of 1997 and served in the Patrol division until 2000. He served in the Detective Bureau from 2000 to 2003 and was the department’s Juvenile Officer.
In January 2004, he was promoted to sergeant and remained in the Detective Bureau. In 2013, he was promoted to lieutenant and became the Services Division Commander. In May of 2014, he took over as the Operations Commander in addition to his duties as the Services Division Commander. Caggiano attended and graduated from the West Point Command and Leadership course in 2006.
He is married to Cristina and has three daughters: Alexandra, Isabella and Victoria.
Lieutenant Carlo Marucci
Carlo Marucci is a life-long resident of Montville Township. After attaining an Associates degree in criminal justice, he was hired by the Montville Township Police Department in 2001. He was promoted to sergeant in 2012.
In 2006, he served as a special assignment in the County Prosecutor’s Office on “Operation Pain Killer.”
He has certifications as a Field Training Officer from Penn State, as a Firearms and Rifle instructor from the Division of Criminal Justice, as a Defensive Tactics Instructor by the FBI, and in SWAT Supervision and Command by the National Tactical Officers Association.
He has attained the Honorable Service Award in 2005, 2006 and twice in 2008, he was given the Life Saving Award both in in 2009 and 2011, and in 2011 he was named Officer of the Year. In 2008 he attained two Unit Citation Awards.
He has been married to his wife Kristen for ten years and they have two boys, Giancarlo who is seven and Gianni who is five.
Lieutenant Charles Tremblay
Chuck Tremblay is a life-long resident of Montville Township.
He was hired by Montville Township as a police officer in 1996. Tremblay has been an instructor at the Morris County Police Academy since 2003.
In 2003, Tremblay became a drug recognition expert. He was assigned to the detective bureau in 2004 as a narcotics officer, and he was assigned to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to work with the Tactical Narcotics Team, where he worked undercover doing narcotics, street gang and prostitution investigations.
In 2011, he was promoted to sergeant. Tremblay has received numerous recognitions and commendations which include a murder investigation and conviction in 1999, a murder and racketeering investigation and conviction involving organized crime from 1998-2010, and in 2005 he entered a burning home and rescued an elderly gentleman who was sleeping inside. Tremblay is also an NRA firearms instructor.
Sergeant Ian Jacobsen
Ian Jacobsen’s family moved to Towaco in 1971. He has been with the department since 2009. He graduated second in his class from the Morris County Public Safety Academy.
Jacobsen has served the last seven years assigned to the Patrol Bureau, and he serves as a departmental Defensive Tactics Instructor, Side Handle Baton Instructor, Rifle Carrier, and Emergency Response Team member.
He has attended Penn State University’s High Impact Supervision, Methods of Instruction, and 9-1-1 Operator school. He holds a First-Degree Black Belt in Full Contact Karate.
In 2009, he was the recipient of a departmental Life Saving Award for actions taken during an October 2009 C.P.R. call.
Sergeant Adam Kenny
Adam Kenny moved to Montville Township in 1985. In 2003, he began a career in law enforcement, serving with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. He attended Morris County Police Academy and upon graduation, was assigned to the Protective Service division. He provided security at the superior courthouse and was also responsible for the supervision and transportation of prisoners to and from various local and state agencies.
In December of 2004, he joined the Montville Township Police Department in the Patrol Division until February of this year, when he was reassigned to the Detective Bureau. Kenny has received two lifesaving awards and a unit citation. He is a certified Field Training Officer, Public Safety Academy Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Radar Instructor, Colt Rifle Armorer and a Terminal Agency Coordinator (CJIS) for our agency.
He has been married to his wife, Gianna, for seven years and together have a son, Tyler.
Mayor James Sandham conducted the swearing-in ceremony for each officer as a family member held a Bible for the officer. A loved one then pinned on each officer’s new rank.
“I feel our police are underappreciated,” Sandham told the assembly. “They put their lives on the line every day protecting us citizens and we don’t get enough chance to say thank you to them, but this is one of the times that we do.”