Two new police officers were sworn in during Monday's Mayor and Council Meeting in the department's first step towards replenishing the ranks depleted by retirements and departures over the course of the past five years. Officers Bryan Mone and Michael Lafrano were sworn into the New Milford Police Department Monday by Mayor Ann Subrizi.
Police Chief Frank Papapietro said that 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 Department.
Papapietro said that 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 Department and the Bergen County Police Department.
According to Papapietro, both officers have begun a three month orientation period with a training officer and will serve a one year probationary period.