Three police officers have moved up the ranks within Hillsborough Township Police Department.
The Hillsborough Township Committee promoted the officers to fill the vacancies in the positions of captain, lieutenant, and sergeant at committee meeting Feb. 14.
Captain Sean Carolan has been working for the department since April 1994. He was initially appointed as a police officer and assigned to the patrol division. He was promoted to corporal in 1999, sergeant in 2007, and lieutenant in 2017. Carolan has also served as deputy office of emergency management director and investigative division commander.
Lt. Thomas McLain graduated from the Somerset Police Academy in December
1999 and began working as a police officer in the patrol division also in December 1999. McLain was school resource officer in 2003 before being promoted to corporal of the patrol division in 2016, where he worked until 2017 when he moved to the Investigative Division/Juvenile.
In 2020, McClain was promoted to sergeant in the Investigative Division. He currently serves as commander of the Investigative Division.
Sgt. Hank Olszyk was hired to work for the Hillsborough Police Department on June 14, 2001, when he was assigned to the patrol division. In 2005 and 2006, he worked as school resource officer and stayed with the investigative division through 2021 when he was promoted to corporal in the detective bureau. Olszyk currently serves as sergeant in
the patrol division.
McLain and Olszyk were joined with their families on Feb. 24 for a swearing in ceremony with Deputy Mayor Bob Britting. Carolan was sworn in on Feb. 27 by Township Clerk Pamela Borek.
“Congratulations to our newly promoted officers,” Deputy Mayor Bob Britting said.