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Stafford Promotes Four Police Officers At Council Meeting

by Patricia A. Miller

The recent reorganization of the Stafford Township Police Department and the promotion of four officers will ensure that residents have overlapping coverage during busy times, Police Chief Joseph Giberson said at a recent Township Council meeting.

Four Stafford police officers were sworn into various ranks at the July 15 meeting.

"The police department we have here is second to none," Mayor John Spodofora said. "It's one of the hardest police departments to get into here in Ocean county...because our standards are so high."

Giberson reorganized the department last year into six squads, with each officer working 10-hour shifts.

"I guarantee they support each other each and every day, to make sure they get home safe," the chief said. "I thank you for supporting them in their personal and professional lives. This can be a very tough profession."

Capt. Thomas Dellane is now the only captain. The number of lieutenants will rise from two to three.

• Sgt. Jeffrey Ross was promoted to lieutenant. Ross will command the detective bureau, the drug unit and the training unit.

• Patrolman Robert Conforti was promoted to sergeant. He will command the patrol division.

• Special Officer Robert McFarland Jr. was promoted to rank of patrolman.

• Special Officer Mark Baloski was appointed to rank of patrolman.


anonymous July 17, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Congratulations to all who were promoted. Our police force rules.----anonymous
william schmitt July 18, 2014 at 07:17 AM
sure now we have a larger pay role to meet new title means more money poor working hairdresser
Emma Caufield July 18, 2014 at 09:21 AM
Congratulations and thank you for protecting own town. Because of you i feel safe in this crazy world today which makes me proud to be a resident of Stafford Township. Keep up the great work and stay safe!
Robert Bergen July 18, 2014 at 12:33 PM
congrats Brothers
Jake Cavanaugh July 21, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Did Mikey the Moron get promoted also?? He should have his GED by now.

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