Linden Police Officers Victor Pozsonyi, Matthew Matlosz, Slawomir Polchlopek, Daniel Viana, Jonathan Berrios, Michael Rozycki, Renald Dume, and Laron Capers were sworn in during a ceremony at City hall on December 14, 2018. A total of 19 Officers have joined the department’s ranks in the past two years.
“No one has the potential to impact as many people over the course of a careers as a Police Officer,” said Police Chief David Hart. “These Officers will have all the training and tools they will need to go out each day and make a difference in people’s lives.”
The Officers were hired in July of 2018 and immediately began their training at the John Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains. They graduated in the 119th class on December 19th. During the graduation ceremony Officers Matlosz & Pozsonyi were awarded the Physical Fitness Challenge Award, and Officer Berrios was awarded the Charles Jotz Marksmanship Award.
Chief Hart added “We are grateful to Mayor Armstead and the City Council for their continued support in making sure we have the manpower and resources necessary to protect our great city.”