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Ridgewood Police Department Gets Three New Officers

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department swore in  three new Police Officers: Lukasz Adamkiewicz, Joseph Misilmeri and Adam Collura, who will start the Bergen County Police Academy Friday .

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Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco Assumes Full Operational Responsibility of the Bergen County Police Academy

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Hackensack NJ,  Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III releases the following statement regarding the operation of the Bergen County Police Academy:

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Ridgewood’s Newest Police Recruit Begins Training at the Bergen County Police Academy

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s newest police recruit, Shannon Greer! Shannon began training at the Bergen County Police Academy on Friday .

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Ridgewood Welcomes Two New Police Officers

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Ridgewood Nj, Ridgewood Chief Luthcke and Captain Lyons welcome Ridgewood’s two newest officers Isaiah Walters and Francisco Santiago who graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy on June 14th.

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Ridgewood Police Department Adds a New Officer and Promotes a Second

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Vincenzo Vaccarella was officially sworn in by Mayor Susan Knudsen at February 9th’s council meeting. Vincenzo completed his training at the Bergen County Police Academy in December. Vincenzo is the son of Officer Rosario Vaccarella, grandson of retired Captain Keith Killion, and nephew of Detective Keith Killion Jr. The department is proud to have him carry on the family tradition of service to the Village. Vincenzo’s mother Kim held the Bible as his family looked on.

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Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen Swears In New Police Officer

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Susan Knudsen swears in Andrew Van Dyke on 1/19/21 as Ridgewood’s newest Police Officer while his mother Patricia Van Dyke held the Bible. Andrew will attend the Bergen County Police Academy which begins on January 22nd.

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County Sheriff Sued Over Contamination at the Bergen County Police Academy Gun Range

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January 11,2018

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Mahwah NJ, the Bergen Record reports (https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/2018/01/10/suit-bergen-knew-gun-range-site-contaminated-squashed-probe/1016898001/ ) a lawsuit claims that not only did county officials know about the contamination at the Bergen County Police Academy gun range, but that they actively squashed an investigation into alleged crimes by those who led the dumping.

The law suit alleges the famed “double dipper” and “party changer” Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino retaliated against Frank Carrafiello and other officers who investigated the soil remediation project. The suit names not only Saudino, but the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office , the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen county government .

The suit claims that Sheriff Saudino demoted officers, forced others to retire and changed the assignments of those officers who investigated the remediation.

The New Jersey Sierra Club and Mahwah officials outlined the contamination at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute. They also said the county allegedly announced lead bullet casing and other potentially toxic materials to be dumped on the site for about a year.

Jeff Tittel, executive director of the Sierra Club, said the materials oxidized and broke down, possibly seeping into the groundwater and nearby streams, the Ramapo River and the Ramapo Aquifer, which provides drinking water to thousands of people.

A Bergen County spokeswoman claims in April that County Executive James Tedesco’s administration “took swift and immediate action upon learning of the potential environmental issue at the Law and Public Safety Institute shooting range located in Mahwah.”

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Bergen County Police Academy Class Graduates along with Ridgewood’s newest Officers

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December 17.2017

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Hackensack NJ, Congratulations to the graduates of the Bergen County Police Academy Class 119 and Ridgewood’s newest Officers Ptl.Hector Perez and Ptl.Miguel Torres.

Graduation night for the police recruits of the most recent basic training class at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute (AKA the Bergen County Police Academy). This marks the celebration of hard work, studying, testing, and proving themselves to their drill instructors and classroom instructors.

Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal was on hand along with Sheriff Saudino of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.

Prosecutor Grewal provided remarks to the graduating class as they now embark on a long career in law enforcement.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco praised the class , “The Bergen County Police Academy graduate men and women of the finest caliber, and yesterday Police Class 119 join those ranks. I wish Class 119 the best of luck and success as these newly sworn officers embark on their new careers. Thank you for choosing to answer the call to protect and serve. Be safe! ”

Congratulations to all! Stay safe. Go forth and serve by representing the profession and your badges with dignity and respect each and every day.