WESTFIELD, NJ — Police and firefighters took the oath of office earlier this week before a standing room only audience at Town Hall.

Two police officers were promoted to the role of sergeant and one new police officer hired. Two fire lieutenants were prompted to the role of battalion chief and two firefighters were promoted to the role of lieutenant. Four new firefighters took the oath.

“The Westfield police department is busier than ever,” said Police Chief Christopher Battiloro. “Last year, in 2018 our police, fire EMS dispatch center processed … 45,658 calls for service. Today, because of these promotions and this appointment the Westfield police department is stronger than ever.”

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Police

  • Detective Nicholas Bruno was promoted to the role of sergeant.
  • Officer Preston Freeman was promoted to the role of sergeant.
  • Michael DiBella was sworn in as new police officer.

Fire

  • Fire Lt. Richard Jurgens was promoted to the role of battalion chief.
  • Lt. Michael Duelks was promoted to the role of battalion chief.
  • Firefighter Karl Kelber was promoted to the role of lieutenant.
  • Firefighter Kevin McCormack was promoted to the role of lieutenant.

The following are new firefighters sworn in:

  • Daniel Tammaro
  • Michael Sawicki
  • Richard Allocco
  • Anthony Grasso

Email Staff Writer Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net; Follow him on Twitter: @MattKadosh