STAFFORD - Patrolman Zach Wiatrowski was sworn in at the March 19 Stafford Town Council meeting as the newest officer of the Stafford Police Department.

Wiatrowski was assigned badge number 118. The hiring was made to fill a vacancy left by a recently retired member of the department.

Patrolman Wiatrowski is a 2015 graduate of Pinelands Regional High School where he excelled as a student-athlete.

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Zach graduated in 2018 from Ocean County College. He graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in 2017 and has served in Stafford as a Class II Special Law Enforcements Officer since then.

During his service as a Class II Officer, Wiatrowski was the recipient of numerous commendations from both the public as well as the department.