Stafford Police Now Hiring; Illegal Gun Found During DWI Arrest; Two Suspected Shoplifters Nabbed Leaving TJ Maxx

In good shape Check out: In the department’s in-household physical fitness competitiveness in the fall, (from still left) Ptl. Nick Racanelli took 3rd location, Ptl. Bryan Brown came in first, and Ptl. Tyler Szwed was second. (Courtesy Stafford Township Law enforcement Dept.)
The Stafford Law enforcement Section is choosing. Apps have to be submitted online by Feb. 25.
An suitable applicant is 21 to 35 years old, a United States citizen, a New Jersey resident with a New Jersey driver’s license, of audio moral character (as confirmed by a background look at) and ought to satisfy instruction specifications of a four-12 months degree (120 credits) or a two-year degree (60 credits) in addition two a long time of army or police practical experience.
The section is now marketing for its entrance examination. The very first portion of the entrance system is the Actual physical Exercise Entrance Indicator Examination, established for Feb. 27.
“It’s one thing we take extremely significantly,” Capt. James Vaughn explained.
In the choosing approach, priority is supplied to candidates in peak actual physical conditioning – which is how it “has normally been, and will often be,” in accordance to law enforcement.
Patrolmen Bryan Brown, Tyler Szwed and Nick Racanelli received the prime actual physical schooling awards in the yearly in-property competitors held in the slide.
Once employed, officers are predicted to retain the optimum stage of conditioning year ’round, guaranteeing they can carry out the critical features of the career and are prepared for any situation, thus keeping community users as risk-free as doable.
Officers should undergo a yearly Fit (Health and fitness Indicator Exam) Evaluation: cadence force-ups, sit-ups, a vertical bounce, 300-meter sprint and 1-mile run.
“The mandatory test has grow to be a very competitive and predicted celebration, with officers heading head-to-head to position for the Leading PT Awards,” police defined.
A lot more details about employing necessities, the official application, and a online video of the exercise routines in the physical conditioning check are available at
In other law enforcement information, a automobile-vs .-tree crash on Ridge Avenue in Manahawkin final Tuesday night, Jan. 25, led to Stafford cops’ discovery of an illegal, loaded 9-milimeter handgun in the car – a Nissan Altima pushed by Manahawkin resident Giancarlo Tomasello, 27. He was arrested for driving although intoxicated, issued several more citations, and charged with next-diploma unlawful possession of a handgun. Tomasello is staying held in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River.
On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 22, officers from Stafford’s Drug Enforcement Device arrested Pedro Vazquez and Jose Maldonado, both 55, of Atlantic City, as they ended up leaving the TJ Maxx Household Products store. Law enforcement charged Vazquez with shoplifting and possession of crack/cocaine and linked paraphernalia. He experienced various lively remarkable warrants. They billed Maldonado with shoplifting, possession of heroin and syringes. Both males were unveiled on a criminal grievance summons, pending a future court visual appeal.
Shoplifting and drug-associated offenses normally go hand in hand, police stated, with the former funding the latter, i.e. marketing stolen merchandise to get income for medicines.  —V.F.

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