WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The staff at the West Caldwell Police Department now consists of 27 sworn officers, as David Marco was officially appointed as a probationary officer at the West Caldwell Township Council meeting on Tuesday.

A graduate of Clifton High School and William Patterson University, Marco was hired as a dispatcher for the West Caldwell Police Department in January of 2014. According to Mayor Joseph Tempesta, Marco proved to be a very capable dispatcher until he accepted the position of as a police officer with the Ridgefield Park Police Department in July of 2014.

In December of the same year, Marco graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy and was assigned to the patrol division.

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Effective Feb. 8, Marco is sworn to bare true faith and allegiance to the Township of West Caldwell and to faithfully, impartially and justly perform all duties of a probationary police officer of the West Caldwell Police Department according to the best of his ability.   

Marco was surrounded by his family and members of the police department as Tempesta administered the oath of office. Council members said they were enthusiastic about adopting the resolution to appoint Marco to this position.

“I want to thank the council again for hiring Dave Marco for our police department,” said Chief of Police Gerard Paris. “It really fills our staff up and helps us. [We now have] 27 sworn officers, 4 dispatchers and we’re doing very well.”

Tempesta thanked Paris and told him to keep up the good work.