(photos credit Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez facebook)
Family, friends and fellow officers packed West New York Town Hall tonight, as the Police Department held a swearing in and promotion ceremony in the municipal court chambers.
Five new recruits were sworn in to the Department, while three officers were promoted to their first supervisory rank, that of Sergeant. In addition, three Sergeants were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and two Lieutenants became Captains.
The breakdown of Wednesday night’s ceremony is as follows:
Sworn in as police officers were Jonathan Baron, George Rizo, David Romano, Brandon Castillo and Michael Mendez.
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant were Robert Leon, Carlos Henriquez and Mnawer Menwer.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant were Juan Nunez, Denny Acosta and Andres Rana.
Finally, Frank Steffe and Monica Ramos were each promoted to the rank of Captain. Ramos becomes the first female Captain in the history of the West New York Police Department.