Police & Fire

Theresa Gazaway Appointed to Captain; Two New Officers Joining the Police Department

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Theresa Gazaway promoted to Captain in the New Providence Police Department Credits: Marianne Ivers
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Andrew Lynch was appointed as probationary patrolmen. Credits: Marianne Ivers
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Hector Christian Cely-Gomez was appointed as probationary patrolmen. Credits: Marianne Ivers
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution to appoint Theresa Gazaway to Captain in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, June 12 meeting. The council also approved two resolutions to add two new police officers to the ranks.

Hector Christian Cely-Gomez and Andrew Lynch were both unanimously appointed as probationary patrolmen.

Gazaway started in November 1995 as a probationary patrol officer and went through the ranks serving as a detective, a patrol supervisor as sergeant and the accreditation manager for the police department. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010.

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In her remarks Gazaway said she is grateful for Mayor Al Morgan, the council and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli for trusting her with new responsibilities. She also thanked her husband, son and daughter as well as other family members and friends for their support throughout her law enforcement career.

Buccelli congratulated Gazaway and welcomed the new officers to the New Providence Police Department.

Additionally, the council promoted Michael Scuorzo to Patrolman Step One and David Rodriquez to Patrolman Step Three.

In regards to other personnel news the council promoted several Department of Public Works employees. Among those advancing in their careers were Dave Waeschle, Mark Allocco, Nisim Sahar, Kenneth Diaz and Brian Morgan.

The council also accepted resignations from Nicholas Fuentes, Youth Programs Coordinator in the Community Activities Department and from Cheryl Bartlett, a part-time Administrative Assistant for the Planning and Development Department. The borough expects to fill both positions shortly.

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