BRIELLE — The borough appointed two new probationary officers, Matthew J. Murphy and Thomas J. O’Horo, during Monday night’s mayor and council meeting.
Brielle Chief of Police Gary Olsen, said, in a statement sent to The Coast Star on Wednesday: “We as a Police Department are very excited to be bringing Patrolman O’Horo and Patrolman Murphy into our ranks. Both clearly showed that they are the best of the best of all the candidates that participated in our selection process and I have no doubt that they will serve our community with honor and distinction.
“The hiring of these new officers is another example of the direction and strides that we are taking and that we will continue to take, in bringing our Police Department to where it needs to be,” Chief Olsen said.
In addition to congratulating Brielle’s newest officers, he thanked the mayor and council for their “unwavering support.”
“These two gentlemen are going to be very welcome, and from my understanding are going to be a great asset to our police department,” Councilman Frank Garruzzo, chairman of the public safety committee, said.
The councilman also provided some background information about Brielle Police Department’s newest patrolmen.
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