New Police Officers Join NMPD
Losing almost one-third of its force to retirements and departures, NMPD begins the process of rebuilding its ranks.
Officers Bryan Mone and Michael Lafrano joined the New Milford Police Department Monday in the department's first step in replenishing the ranks depleted by retirements and departures over the course of the past five years. Both Mone and Lafrano are certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission and do not have to attend the Bergen County Police Academy.
Since 2007, the department has experienced the loss of seven officers, the majority of whom had served in supervisory positions.
The Mayor and Council recently filled six Lieutenants slots and six Sergeant slots in order to rebuild and stabilize the command structure before bringing new officers into the organization.
Mone graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy under the Alternate Route program in December, 2008, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College. He was initially hired by New Jersey Transit Police in March 2011 where he was employed until accepting the position in New Milford. Prior to that he worked as a dispatcher for the Closter Police Dept.
Lafrano graduated from the Atlantic County Police Academy also under the Alternate Route Program in October, 2009, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from John Jay College where he graduated Cum Laude. He has worked as a dispatcher for both the Closter Police Dept. and the Bergen County Police Dept.
Mone and Lafrano will be officially sworn in on October 22 at the Mayor and Council meeting and have begun a three month orientation period with a training officer. Both will serve a one year probationary period.
Both officers are Bergen County residents.