FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Police Department welcomed its newest member, Officer Carlos Gonzalez, Jr., who was sworn into on Monday, Nov. 16, alongside his family members, by Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of Fanwood Borough Council.

"We are excited to add another officer to the ranks of the Fanwood Police Dept,  especially an experienced officer like Gonzalez," said officer in charge, Captain Kevin Grimmer. "With his addition, we hope to make Sergeant promotions in the near future."

Gonzalez is a decorated six-year veteran of the Newark Police.

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Doris Soto-Rodriguez, who trained Carlos at Newark PD and has since retired, said it a pleasure to have worked with him.

"He is a smart individual who has a bright future. I told him to use Newark as a stepping stone and to move on to bigger and better things. Obviously, he listened," said Soto-Rodriguez. "Congratulations to Fanwood PD for their addition to their finest."

Officer Gonzalez has a Criminal Justice degree from Kean University. He is a local resident and is bilingual. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android

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