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South Plainfield Hires Three Police Officers

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Thomas Rutter, Anthony Moretti, Chief James Parker and Michael Alvarez. Credits: Darlene Tedesco-Cullen
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield added three new police officers to their ranks hiring South Plainfield resident Michael Alvarez and lifelong residents Thomas Rutter and Anthony Moretti and Monday evening’s Council Meeting.

“These three individuals are going to be a great addition to the South Plainfield Police Department,” said Councilman Robert Bengivenga. “I have known the Moretti and Rutter families most of my life. They are part of the fabric that makes South Plainfield so great, and I am sure that Mike Alvarez will be equally as great in uniform.”

“This is really a special night,” said South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh. “We have been presented with the wonderful opportunity to hire three great residents and excellent candidates to the South Plainfield Police Department.

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Below are the bios for the three new police officers:

Michael Alvarez
Michael Alvarez graduated North Plainfield High School in 2005.  He moved to South Plainfield in 2004.  He currently resides there with his wife Tammy, parents and brother.  Michael currently serves the Army National Guard since 2009.  Alvarez is presently employed by Staff Management LLC in New Brunswick.

Thomas Rutter
Thomas Rutter graduated from South Plainfield High School in 2002. He is a lifelong resident of the Borough.  Rutter is currently employed by the Borough of South Plainfield as a Communication Operator since 2007.  

Anthony Moretti
Anthony Moretti graduated from South Plainfield High School in 2007. He is a lifelong resident of the Borough.  Anthony attended St. Joseph's University between 2007 and 2011 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in accounting.  While attending St. Joseph's University, Moretti enlisted in the Army National Guard and holds the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  Moretti is currently employed by the New Jersey Division of Taxation in Trenton.

These three officers are scheduled to attend the police academy in January 2016.  

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