HILLSBOROUGH: Township promotes two new police sergeants

Sgt. David Ur, third from left, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant. (Courtesy photo)COURTESY PHOTO
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Sgt. David Ur, third from left, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant. (Courtesy photo)COURTESY PHOTO

Two police officers from the Hillsborough Township Police Department were recently promoted to the rank of sergeant by the township committee, filling vacancies left in those positions.

Flanked by their friends and families, Sgt. David Ur and Sgt. Peter Scholz were sworn in to their new ranks by Mayor Carl Suraci during a township committee meeting last month.

“This is a very proud moment for me,” Ur, who has served on the Hillsborough Police Department since August 1995, said.

According to municipal officials, Ur was initially hired as an officer in the department’s patrol division. He later became a School Resource Officer in the investigative division from September 2008 until June 2009.

In April, 2014, Ur was appointed corporal in the patrol division and continued in that role until last January. From February until last month, he was a corporal in the juvenile division.

Sgt. Ur and his wife Milagros and have three children.

Officials said Scholz was hired in June 1998 as an officer in the patrol division. In February 2015, he was appointed corporal in the patrol division and served in that role until he was promoted to sergeant.

Sgt. Scholz and his wife Judy have two children.