WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department recently hosted its first virtual promotion ceremony.

The following officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant: Robert O'Toole, Edwin Diaz, Paul Parada, and Jeffrey Carosia.

The following sergeants were promoted to the rank of lieutenant: Michael O'Donnell, William Mango, Patrick Carosia Jr., and John Rolli

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West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi delivered the oaths for each promotion in front of Police Chief Jim Abbott and family/friends via Zoom.

"On behalf of our entire West Orange family, I want to extend congratulations to each of our promoted officers, sergeants, and their families. We thank you for your continued dedication to protect & serve our community, especially over the last few challenging months," Parisi said.

The West Orange Police Department also launched newly dedicated social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to provide important information and alerts, provide transparency and give the community another avenue to communicate with the department.

"As our residents increasingly rely on social media as a trusted source of information and communication, it was imperative that the department join the dialogue to stay connected to the community at all levels," said Police Chief Jim Abbott. "This is just one important step in our commitment to ongoing listening and action for our community."