SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Chief Ted Conley introduced the newest members of the Scotch Plains police department at the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. 

  • Willie DeJesus is a native of Perth Amboy and grew up with a passion for serving the community that was instilled by his parents, William and Paula. He earned an Associates Degree from Middlesex County College and served with the Perth Amboy police department before transferring to Scotch Plains. 
  • Kyle Savoiais also is from Perth Amboy. He grew up in Fords and attended Woodbridge High School, where he played baseball and football. He later earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Middlesex County College. He graduated from the Cape May Police Academy and worked patrol for two years at Perth Amboy, where both his father and grandfather were police officers. In just two years, he won several awards, including being named New Jersey Honor Legion Police Officer of the Year.
  • Rolando Rodriguez was born and raised in Paterson. He graduated with honors and earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at Passaic County College. Officer Rodriguez became a member of the Paterson police department until they layed off 125 officers in 2011 due to budget constraints. He later joined the New Jersey State Park Police. He has served as a member of the K9 unit and also as a firearms instructor, defensive tactice instructor, and an active shooter instructor.

The new hires brings the police force up to 49 members, according to Chief Conley, who thanked Township Manager Al Mirabella, the Council, and Mayor Smith for supporting his department and enabling it to be fully staffed. 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.