SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Sergeant Rick Proctor has been promoted to lieutenant, and officer Ryan Peters has been elevated to sergeant and a new officer, Anthony Pyzik, has joined the force.

Proctor, a 15-year Summit Police Department veteran, joined the Hilltop City force after serving three years with the Hillsborough Police Department and spent four years with the Military Police contingent of the Marine Corps at Camp LeJeune, NC.

In Summit, where he supervised the community policing unit among many other duties, Proctor also acted as liaison with the city’s schools and houses of worship. He earned a Meritorious Service Award and three Distinguished Service Awards in addition to the Chief’s Special Service Award.

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Peters, a 10-year Summit Police Department veteran, is a graduate of Toms River High School East, earned his bachelor of business administration award from Towson University. After graduation he held a number of responsible posts in the financial services sector of Morgan Stanley.

Detective Sergeant Peters has served as field training officer with the Hilltop City department in addition to completing the FBI SWAT School and anti-terrorism training. He also has won the Meritorious Service Award.

New officer Pyzik, a veteran of the New Jersey Army National Guard, served as a dispatcher with the Rahway Police Department from 2011 to 2014 and as a corrections officer at New Jersey East State Prison from 2014 to 2016 before being hired as a police officer by Kean University.