OLD BRIDGE – The Old Bridge Police Department welcomed new officers to the ranks.
Mayor Owen Henry with Acting Police Chief Donald Fritz Jr. introduced the new officers at a Township Council meeting in October.
The officers – Nicholas Perrone, Nicholas Endaz, Andrew Paterek, Thomas Rothmund, and Christopher Spurlock – were then sworn in before their families and friends.
Perrone comes back to the department after a short stint with another police department. He was first hired in 2020.
He received his associates degree in criminal justice from Brookdale Community College.
Paterek first served with department as an auxiliary police officer from 2015 to 2020. More recently he served as a Class 1 special law enforcement officer for the department.
He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from New Jersey City University and an associates degree in criminal justice from Brookdale Community College. Paterek completed the alternate route program through the Camden County Police Academy.
Spurlock served as a Class 2 law enforcement officer for Point Pleasant Police Department. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Scranton.