Last night the Secaucus Police Department held a promotion ceremony. The Department Promoted one officer to Sergeant, one to Lieutenant and one to Captain. In addition, Chief Dennis Miller revealed that his Department likely has the only police therapy dog in New Jersey.
Detailed biographies of the officers, as well as K-9 Oakley, are outlined below:
CAPTAIN AUSTIN HAWXHURST
Captain Hawxhurst was appointed to the Secaucus Police Department on February 27, 2007. Capt. Hawxhurst was promoted to Sergeant in March of 2013. Further, Capt. Hawxhurst was promoted to Lieutenant in April of 2017 and is being promoted tonight to the rank of Captain. Captain Hawxhurst has served within the Patrol Division, the Detective Division, and in Professional Standards throughout his career. Capt. Hawxhurst will serve as the Operations Section Captain. Capt. Hawxhurst is a State certified Arson Investigator and DARE instructor. Capt. Hawxhurst serves as a departmental instructor in PR-24, ballistic shields, felony motor vehicle stops, legal updates, and active shooter response. Capt. Hawxhurst has received 1 lifesaving award, 1 police excellent service award, and 4 unit citations.
LIEUTENANT SCOTT LANGEVIN
Lt Langevin was appointed to the Secaucus Police Department on August 23, 1996. Lt Langevin was promoted to Sergeant on January 13, 2015 and is being promoted tonight to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt Langevin has been assigned to Patrol Division throughout his entire career and will serve as extra-duty employment coordinator.
SERGEANT CHESTER DOBOSZ
Sergeant C. Dobosz was appointed to the Secaucus Police Department on December 14, 2004 and is being promoted tonight to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. C. Dobosz has been assigned to the Patrol Division and Traffic Bureau throughout his career. Sgt. C. Dobosz is a 911 operator/dispatcher, has supervised the parking enforcement officers, has conducted traffic studies throughout the Town, conducted major crash investigations, and is a member of the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit. Sgt. C. Dobosz will be assigned as a squad sergeant within the Patrol Division. Sgt. C. Dobosz has received the PBA Commendation Award for an arson house fire.
PO Taylor Ensmann and K9 Oakley
K9 Oakley received basic obedience level 2 training and therapy dog training. To our knowledge K9 Oakley will be the first Police therapy dog in the State.