SPRING LAKE — The borough council approved the appointment of Julia Cutolo to be a patrolwoman at their July 12 meeting, adding the first female police officer to the Spring Lake Police Department.
The room was packed with family, friends and supporters of Ms. Cutolo, including the police department, who all showed up to witness the appointment.
Mayor Jennifer Naughton introduced the occasion by acknowledging the retirement of Sergeant Pat Gilroy, long-time officer on the borough’s patrol.
“The search for Pat’s replacement resulted in a number of very qualified candidates,” explained Mayor Naughton. “At the top of that talented group is Miss Julia Cutolo.”
Ms. Cutolo is no stranger to the Spring Lake Police Department, or to law enforcement as a whole, working last summer as a Class I Officer and dispatching for the department for over a year. In June, she graduated as a “Special II” at the Monmouth County Police Academy and is currently studying Homeland Security at Brookdale Community College.
She grew up in Wall Township and graduated from Wall High School, although she said that Spring Lake was always her go-to beach. She resides with her mother and sister in Wall, who accompanied her during her Oath of Office, and noted them as her biggest supporters. \
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