PATERSON, NJ - None of Paterson's six new police officers could have imagined officially entering the ranks of law enforcement at a time when their city, and communities across the nation, are continuing to battle the greatest public health crisis in anyone’s lifetime.
Nor could they fathom that their entry onto “the job”, as seasoned officers refer to it, would coincide with massive marches for racial equality happening on a daily basis.
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Yet, for the six graduates that made it through the grueling training and officially earned their badges Monday, those are the circumstances under which Mayor Sayegh welcomed them to the Paterson Police Department.
“They didn’t sign up for the job because they thought it would be easy,” Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson moments after the event. “At a time when we need police officers to stand up for what’s right and just more than ever, each sworn in today brings their commitment to public safety, compassion for community, and competency to do what’s right to our efforts to make Paterson safer.”
Sworn in Monday were:
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