On Friday afternoon, the Union City Police Department promoted four superior officer officers to higher ranks during a ceremony at the William Musto Cultural Center.
Two of the officers, Alexander Vega and Christopher Rengel, were promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
Two of the officers were elevated to the rank of Captain. They are Willie Sierra and Omar Hernandez.
Police Chief Anthony Facchini says the promotions will allow the Department to have a Captain on duty for each of the shifts during the course of a day. Mayor Brian Stack praised the four officers and emphasized the commitment the Department has to community policing.