Barnegat Hires Two New Police Officers; Both In Top Two Percent Of Applicants

The Barnegat Police Department's roster will soon have 45 names, compared to the current 41 officers, Police Chief Arthur P. Drexler said.

The Township Committee approved the hiring of Kyle Cranmer, 29, Little Egg Harbor, and Anthony Carlo, 23, Barnegat, at the March 10 committee meeting, Drexler said.

Cranmer and Carlo were hired in order to replace retired officers. The department, which once had 47 full-time officers, had been reduced to 41 with the retirement of six officers over the past several years.

Cranmer and Carlo must attend training at both the Monmouth County Police Academy and the Barnegat Police Department's Field Training Program. Officers Brett Taylor and Stephen Russoniello are currently training at the police academy.

The new officers were hired after finishing in the top two percent of over 250 applicants in a highly competitive and rigorous selection process, Drexler said.

Ocean County's only nationally accredited police department, the Barnegat Police Department's selection process is governed by numerous CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) standards and processes that meet or exceed the best practices in law enforcement.

Cranmer earned a bachelor of arts degree in historical studies from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Carlo earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Monmouth University.
Filomena Arocho March 11, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Anthony congratulations you will be great keeping everyone safe!!!
it could be me March 12, 2014 at 06:12 PM
Congratulations to the two young men. Im sure they will do well serving Barnegat Twp. saying that, I would like to see Barnegat give our returning vets a shot once in awhile. Most other towns do this.
Tim March 12, 2014 at 10:03 PM
There's a Marine in the academy for them right now. Russoniello
Ro M. March 13, 2014 at 07:18 AM
Congratulations to our two new officers here in Barnegat. Did I miss something - 41 and 2 is 43? Why are they saying 45 names on the roster????


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