STAFFORD -  On Wednesday morning, Stafford Township's Police Department welcomed their newest patrolman, Anthony Vincent.  Anthony will wear badge #115.  

Vincent was promoted at Tuesday night's Township Council meeting.  Anthony was sworn in by Mayor John Spodofora. Anthony's family was present at the ceremony. A special part of the swearing in was that Vincent’s father, Anthony, a retired Essex County police officer, assisted in the swearing in.  

Patrolman graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy's Class 38 in May 2016.  He finished at the top of his class.  Vincent has participated on successful fitness teams from the department that participate in competitions. Anthony is a graduate of Southern Regional High School and a lifelong Stafford resident.

"I am truly humbled and honored to be accepted into the ranks of the best department in the state," Vincent shared. "I am getting the opportunity to serve the community I grew up in and love.  My lifelong dream has come true."