Mayor Subrizi Swears In Six New Auxiliary Police Officers

Six new recruits sworn in to Auxiliary Police

Wednesday evening's Mayor and Council meeting began with the swearing in of six new officers to New Milford's Auxiliary police. Upon successful completion of the training program at the Bergen County Police Academy in Mahwah, the recruits were sworn in by Mayor Ann Subrizi. 

Auxiliary police is a volunteer program organized by emergency management and called to duty by the municipal police department. Auxiliary police officers (who are not paid) are under the direction of Police Chief Frank Papapietro when performing their duties, particularly in an emergency situation. New Milford's Auxiliary Police were especially vital during the floods that followed Hurricane Irene. 

During the swearing in, Papapietro recognized the Auxiliary Police for their unwavering duty to the borough of New Milford, especially in emergency situations such as Hurricane Irene. 

Here is the roster of the New Milford Auxiliary Police:

  • Chief: Reynaldo Ortiz
  • Capt.: Virginia Laamanen 
  • Lt. Larry Mintz 
  • Syl Bresa, Officer  
  • Paula Riportella, Officer
  • Patrick Rittereiser, Officer
  • Chris Dudsak, Officer
  • Shant Tashjian, Officer
  • Tomy Thomas, Officer  
  • Eric Robalino, Officer
  • Matthew Calnan, Officer
  • Richard Scanlon, Officer
  • Stefanie-Dee Faust, Officer
  • David Sepulveda, Officer  
  • Mike Catania, Officer  
  • Scott Mintz, Officer
  • Joel Mirsky Officer 
  • Miles Viant, Officer       
  • Brandon Church, Officer

Mayor Subrizi echoed the sentiments of Chief Papapietro as she commended the Auxiliary Police for their dedication to service. 

james May 31, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I commend these volunteers for their service. However, I am curious if they are eligible for any other benefits from the town. Does anyone know that information?
virginia laamanen June 12, 2012 at 03:46 PM
The auxiliaries do not receive benefits from the town, except the honor to serve the community.


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