Randolph Police Department Swears in New Sergeants

Sergeants Daniel Novoa, left, and Jeff Goral, right, are sworn in at the Sept 1 meeting of the Randolph Township Council
Sergeants Daniel Novoa and Jeff Goral with Chief Stokoe and Township Manager Stephen Mountain

RANDOLPH, NJ - Randolph Township Police Department promoted Jeff Goral and Daniel Novoa to sergeants during the township council meeting on September 1. Both men have served on the police department since 2010.

“Jeff grew up in Lyndhurst, NJ and comes from a family of law enforcement,” said Township Manager Stephen Mountain. “Jeff’s father was a sergeant with the Lyndhurst Police Department, and his brother serves currently in the Lyndhurst Department as a patrolman.”

Goral joined the police department in 2010, but transferred from the Patrol Division to the Detective Bureau in 2014 and has been serving as a detective since that time.

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Goral has received several awards while serving with the department, including the Life Saving Award, the 2013 Law Enforcement Distinguished Service Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Detective Bureau’s Grand Cordon Unit Award.

Novoa graduated from Rutgers-Newark University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and began his career with the Rutgers Police Department in 2007. He has served on the Patrol Division since joining the Randolph Police Department in 2010.

“Dan has received numerous awards and citations including the Academic Achievement Award and has served as an ‘Officer in Charge’ for the past year,” Mountain said.

After the police department promotions, the township council heard a presentation reviewing the Township Master Plan and recommending several updates.

A memo from Planning and Zoning Administrator Darren Carney explained that the Planning Board adopted the 2016 Master Plan Reexamination and Update at their July 18 meeting.

According to the Municipal Land Use Law, the Planning Board must reexamine the Master Plan every 10 years. The last comprehensive review was completed in January 2006. The majority of the 2016 recommendations referred to the zoning and development of Mount Freedom.

These recommendations ensure the zoning in place is consistent with the original zoning to develop the area, Mountain explained.

“Work on the plan with the consultant and committee can be completed in the later portion of this year with adoption of the plan in early 2017,” Carney stated in his memo to the board.

The presentation also encouraged the council to adopt an ordinance modifying the Land Use Plan to be consistent with the Affordable Housing Plan.

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