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Village of Ridgewood Swears in Two Police Officers

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

January 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, at the Wednesday night Village Council Meeting ,Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen administered the oath of office to two (2) new Ridgewood PD Patrol Officers on Wednesday evening, 01/17 during a Public Meeting of the Ridgewood Village Council. Recent Bergen County Police Academy graduates Hector Perez and Miguel Torreslopez were officially welcomed by Mayor Knudsen and members of the Village Council during a brief ceremony.


24 thoughts on “Village of Ridgewood Swears in Two Police Officers

  1. As a taxpayer this is all well and good, what about hiring in other departments that are short extremely in manpower.We all know that there are openings.

  2. Just curious here. I wonder how do these candidates get picked among many others? It seems to me it was a choice of political correctness. Both officers (whom I wish good luck in their job) seem to be of Mexican descent. If it’s about inclusion and diversity it would have been nice to have an asian officer in there too. Unless of course I am totally wrong and these 2 guys are among the best and were hired based simply on merit. I have to admit I lack knowledge on the selection process.

  3. 1:05pm…the only reason your comment doesn’t totally make me want to puke, it’s because of your obvious ignorance as to how the Civil Sevice hiring process works. From the NJ Civil Sevice Commission website:

    “After you pass your exam, your name goes on an eligible list ranked by score. When an appointing authority (hiring agency) notifies the Civil Service Commission (CSC) that it wants to fill vacancies, CSC sends them the names that are ranked highest on the eligible list for the title they want to use. This is called a certification list. When your name appears on a certification list, it means that you may be interviewed and considered for appointment.

    Also, when your name appears on a certification list, CSC will send you a Notification of Certification. You must contact the appointing authority in writing within 5 business days to express your interest. If you do not respond, your name may be removed from the eligible list.

    If a Disabled Veteran or Veteran is the first name on the certification, the appointing authority must hire that candidate unless there is a very good reason not to. If there are no disabled veterans or veterans on a certification, the appointing authority can normally choose from among the top 3 candidates for each position.”

    So no, political correctedness has nothing to do with it or you can’t have your mom appoint you if she’s the mayor.

    Btw..One of the new officers is a former platoon leader in the Marines with four tours in the Middle East. The other one is an active reservist in the Air Force. And I believe neither one is Mexican.

  4. The only thing you got right is the fact that your totally wrong. If you don’t know anything about the process then why even comment on the process. These two earned their position at the top of the list. The fact that they are HISPANIC and not Mexican is erroneous.

  5. 1:05, I see that Don Delzio has awakened for the day and is posting more and more nonsense.

  6. 1:05PM… I would’ve told you, since you’re curious to find out how this process works then maybe you should step in their shoes and give it a try but then again we don’t need someone in this profession like yourself who is quick to stereotype someone based off of how they look. These two men earned their position.

  7. Shame on you 1:05pm. You lack knowledge on a couple of different fronts.

  8. Despite being fairly ignorant about how the civil service works I always knew there was no way the mayor of a town could decide who joined the police force. That accusation was idiotic when it started and two years later is no less idiotic. Could whoever is constantly whining about something that could not happen go on to another topic?

  9. We need more girls on the team

  10. 5:28 All the ” girls” have to do is apply.

  11. 4:54 – The name’s Delzio, Don Delzio.

  12. How many police officers are we up to now

  13. For some of the posts about civil service for which I’m glad that the police and fire department S are following the rules. How come or Why not the rest of the village Departments Don’t follow the rules . I guess the village needs to be brought up on charges For not following regulations under the state law.

  14. Yes we need more criminals in uniforms on the streets…Hire more criminals.

  15. Well done 2:09. Well done!

  16. We don’t need more cops as Valley is moving out, so the already small workload of RPD cops will decline even more #wastedtaxdollars #SelfservingSue

  17. The RPD is over-staffed for our policing needs. Every new cop hired costs in excess of $5 million when you consider the present day value of future wages, benefits like platinum health coverage that the majority of Villagers don’t even have (most private employer based plans equate to bronze level coverage), and outrageously expensive defined benefit pensions. It’s too expensive to hire more cops when all of their Valley related workload is about to vanish.

  18. I think we have about 40 cops in town

  19. 12:44 give it a rest

  20. Congrats guys best of luck and be safe.

  21. 6,19 it sounds like your a Some sort of law-enforcement.

  22. He IS 1:18.
    That’s how completely arrogant these guys are.
    They think it’s OK to fleece the taxpayers of Ridgewood.
    They think it’s OK to try and quash the outrage.
    They think we won’t bite back.
    Think again.

  23. 6:19 is either a current or retired Cop trolling this blog. Buzz off

  24. Why do we need to pay for 40+ cops and state of the art equipment in a Village of only 25,000? It’s overkill when the worst crime is high school kids getting drunk.

    And Valley is leaving so where is the study showing the optimum number of police officers when they won’t have to spend so many man-hours on Valley-related calls?

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