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Meet Scotch Plains' Newest Police Officer

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Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith (left) and Police Chief Ted Conley (center) welcomed Officer Andrew Gitto to the force on May 15. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains police officers stand during fellow officer Andrew Gitto's swearing in ceremony. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley introduces Officer Andrew Gitto to the audience at the township council meeting on Tuesday, May 15. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Police Department welcomed its newest police officer, Andrew Gitto, at the most recent township council meeting on May 15.

Officer Andrew Gitto (pronounced '"Jitto'"), transferred to the Scotch Plains PD after working for 2 years with the Warren County Sheriff's Office. He was raised in Phillipsburg, NJ, with his parents Greg and JoAnn Gitto. He graduated from Phillipsburg HS in 2008 and enlisted with the US Marines Corps as an Infantryman. Officer Gitto was deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in February 2009 and in July 2011. 
 
"He received numerous awards during his years of service receiving the Purple Heart, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Theodore D. Conley as he introduced Officer Gitto to the audience that included several SPPD members. "Officer Gitto enjoys golfing, fishing, watching sports and spending time with his family. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Off. Andrew Gitto as the newest member of the Scotch Plains Police family."
 
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