Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Officially Promotes Six Officers
By Travis Tormey posted in Drunk Driving (DWI) on Monday, July 29, 2013
Last month, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department honored six (6) officers with promotions. These were the department’s first promotions since 2004.
Joseph Rinke and Kevin Corbliss were promoted to lieutenant, while Michael Colaneri Jr., Ian Robertson, Alan Baker, and Scott Adamo were promoted to sergeant.
Presently, there are 28 members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. This includes the police chief and two (2) patrolmen who are currently in the police academy.
In the past nine (9) years, the department has lost several top officers to retirements, necessitating the promotions.
The promotions were not without some controversy. One city council member initially voted against the promotions.
In March, the city council adopted an ordinance changing the department’s promotion process. The council did so despite a letter being sent from the attorney for the local Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and several officers speaking out against the ordinance. As set forth by the ordinance, the promotion process now includes an oral test instead of a written examination for a promotion. Additionally, promotion decisions will now consider other factors such as sick leave history and community service.
For more information, see the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Promotes Six Officers.“