LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Lyndhurst police added five new officers -- three of them lifelong township residents and two who've already attended the police academy.
Elizabeth Hollenbeck , 23, a lifelong Carlstadt resident with public safety dispatcher experience with the Ho-Ho-Kus police department. Hollenbeck is a volunteer cheerleading coach and Boys & Girls Club mentor with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Studies and a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University;
Mark Rivera , 27, of North Arlington, a seven-year United States Marine Corps veteran who fought in Afghanistan, was a paratrooper and has a black belt in Marine Corps martial arts. Rivera, a member of the township police auxiliary, attended Bergen Community College before enlisting;
Matthew Dudek , 25, a lifelong Lyndhurst resident who was graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy as a Class II certified special police officer. He has three years experience as a police officer in Seaside Heights and a BA degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University;
Brian Kapp , 29, also a lifelong Lyndhurst resident and a special Class II police officer who graduated from the academy. He has two years experience with the Hoboken Police Department and a bachelors degree from Montclair State University;
Anthony Calabro , 22, a lifelong resident of Lyndhurst and member of the township police auxiliary; He is a Little League coach and has a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University.
Police Chief James O’Connor and Public Safety Commissioner, John Montillo, Jr. welcomed the new officers, who were sworn in by Township Clerk Angela White.
All five will be assigned to individual field training officers who will "teach, guide and continually evaluate the new officers for up to a six-month period," Police Capt. John Valente said.
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