Fair Lawn Police Academy Boasts Three New Graduates
By Travis Tormey posted in Drunk Driving (DWI) on Sunday, June 23, 2013
On June 13, three (3) Fair Lawn police officers graduated from the borough’s police academy.
The officers will soon begin a 12-week training course with the borough. The course should last until mid-October, at which time the officers will assume street duty with the police department.
The new officers are Christopher O’Shaughnessy, Nicholas Snyder, and John Rovetto. All three (3) officers are Fair Lawn residents.
Mr. O’Shaughnessy is 30 years old and has six (6) years of experience with the United States Navy. Mr. O’Shaughnessy’s older brother is a Fair Lawn Police Detective.
Mr. Snyder is 29 years old and was a member of the Fair Lawn High School graduating class of 2002. He is a volunteer with both the Fair Lawn Fire Department and the Fair Lawn Ambulance Corps.
Mr. Rovetto is 25 years old and is also a graduate of Fair Lawn High School. He was previously employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
With many of the officers on Fair Lawn’s police force being veterans with years of service, the new officers should add youth and manpower to the department. At present, nearly one-third of the 55 officers on staff will reach retirement eligibility by 2015.
Because of a quirk in the law that will require officers to begin paying into their health benefits in 2015, there are concerns among administrators that a multitude of officers may elect to retire in 2014 rather than face additional fees.
This is just one of the reasons that the borough is excited to welcome the new officers to the police force.
For more information, see the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Fair Lawn Police Officers Graduate Academy.“
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