SHOUT OUTS: Four new Lyndhurst police officers began training at the Bergen County police academy today, joining a fifth who graduated and began patrol duties after all were sworn in last week.
Officer Nicholas Abruscato eventually will be joined in field training by Probationary Officers Joseph White, Nolan James, Michael Giangeruso and Matthew Giunta, who are all expected to be graduated on Dec. 19.
“The addition of these officers is an asset to both the department and the citizens of Lyndhurst,” Police Chief James O’Connor said.
All were sworn last Tuesday in the township park on Delafield Avenue.
They range from 23 to 33 years old, O’Connor said.
Four are lifelong Lyndhurst residents. The fifth, James, if a former New Jersey state corrections officer.
NICHOLAS ABRUSCATO , 23
- Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice (New Jersey City University);
- Masters Degree in National Security (NJCU);
- Police Training Commission (PTC) Certified
JOSEPH WHITE , 25
- Member of the Lyndhurst Police Auxiliary;
- Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice (Montclair State University);
- Has been working for the Police Department performing various traffic maintenance and control assignments, as well as having managed the departments fleet of vehicles.
NOLAN JAMES , 33
- Former NJ State Corrections Officer (with several Letters of Exceptional Duty);
- Attended University of New Haven;
- Certified to teach in New Jersey;
MICHAEL GIANGERUSO , 27
- Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Bergen Community College;
- Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Montclair State University
MATTHEW GIUNTA , 24
Pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.
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