Thursday, August 21, 2014

FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT 1977

This was the last Fairfield Police Department photograph taken. The Department members are from left to right: Officer Joseph Filipello, Officer Gregor Ruesch, Officer James Culnen, Officer Eugene Dvorak, Officer Nicholas Puluso, Detective Edward Gorman, Officer Raymond Ledward, Officer Donald Leyko, Sergeant Roy Zartman, Sergeant Edward Facas, Lieutenant Stephen Filipow, Captain Donald Milne, Chief Charles Voelker, Captain Peter Scarpelli, Lieutenant Ralph DeWeil, Sergeant William Vanderhoof, Sergeant Louis Ferrara, Officer Gary Schubert, Officer Robert Greco, Officer Joseph Stuart, Officer Thomas Pollio, Officer Douglas Hartley, Officer Pasquale Leno and Officer Anthony Capozzi. Missing is Officer Gary Odendahl

Department History

As evidenced by the banner at the top of the website, this is the 75th Anniversary of the Fairfield Police Department, which was formulated in 1937. Prior to this date, laws were enforced in Fairfield by part-time Constables and the New Jersey State Police. In 1937, two officers were appointed to run the Department, Chief Robert Henning and Officer William Vanderhoof Sr. A third officer, Bejamin Kulick, was added in 1941, but it was not until the end of World War II that other officers were added. In 1945, Nicholas Willand and Charles Voelker Sr. were added and in 1948, Peter Scarpelli Sr. brought the Police Department to 6 officers.

MEMBERS OF THE FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

The following is a list of the men and women who have served as sworn officers with the Fairfield Police Department:

NAME

RANK

DATE APPOINTED

STATUS

Ahern, Brad

Officer

September 9, 2013

Resigned

Albro, Richard

Officer

January 12, 1999

Transferred-Mahwah PD

Andrews, Christopher

Officer

June 30, 1995

Active

Benson, Raymond

Officer

January 3, 1966

TransferredFairfieldDPW

Blemliek, Michael

Officer

January 14, 2002

Private Sector

Bowden, Paul

Sergeant

October 28, 1994

Active

Burghardt, Carl

Sergeant

September 1, 1960

Deceased

Brennan, Martin

Sergeant

September 9, 1985

Retired

Callaghan, Jeremiah

Officer

January 9, 1989

Transferred- DEA

Cammarata, Louis

Lieutenant

January 4, 1998

Retired

Capozzi, Anthony

Officer

January 1, 1976

Transferred-EssexCountyPros.Office

Casendino, Ralph

Officer

March 2, 2007

Active

Cauceglia, Skylar

Officer

September 22, 2008

Transferred-Wayne PD

Centonze, Carol Lynn

Chief

March 9, 1987

Retired

Cervato, John

Officer

September 9, 1974

Transferred-Garfield PD

Chabay, David

Officer

August 1, 1994

Active

Chiarolanza, Stacy

Officer

January 14, 2002

Active

Cifelli, Alex

Officer

January 30, 2006

Retired

Contreras, James

Officer

February 15, 2000

Transferred-EssexCty Pros. Office

Crapello, Vincent

Corporal

January 2, 1980

Retired

Crowell, Thomas

Officer

August 1, 1981

Retired

Culnen, James

Officer

January 6, 1969

Private Sector

D’Argenio, Steven

Officer

September 23, 2013

Active

Dean, Jeffrey

Officer

July 9, 2013

Active

Delguercio, Richard

Officer

August 1, 1981

Transferred-EssexCty Pros. Office

DeLotto, John

Corporal

December 20, 1977

Retired

DeMarco, Quentin

Officer

January 4, 1985

Transferred-WestOrangePD

DeWeil, Ralph

Captain

July 16, 1956

Retired-Deceased

DeZao, Frederick

Officer

January 4, 1985

Transferred-EastHanoverPD

Dias, Daniel

Sergeant

January 12, 1999

Active

Didyk, Jeffrey

Detective

September 7, 2004

Active

Duncan, Joseph

Officer

August 4, 1989

Transferred-Wayne PD

Dworak, Eugene

Officer

March 30, 1976

Transferred-Clifton FD

Facas, Edward

Chief

January 3, 1966

Retired

Facas Jr., Edward

Officer

November 15, 1982

Transferred-Morris Cty Pros. Office

Femia, Robert

Officer

January 9, 1995

Private Sector

Ferrara, Louis

Captain

October 16, 1963

Retired-Deceased

Filippello, Joseph

Sergeant

January 6, 1967

Retired

Filipow, Richard

Lieutenant

February 5, 1996

Active

Filipow, Stephen

Chief

September 1, 1962

Retired

Friedman, Lonnie

Officer

January 14, 2002

Transferred-Hudson Cty Pros. Office

Garcia, Richard

Officer

August 16, 2004

Transferred-Hudson Cty Sheriff Dept

Genovese, Vincent

Officer

August 8, 1986

Private Sector

Gerardi, Anthony

Corporal

January 4, 1988

Retired

Giangerelli, Frank

Officer

February 15, 2000

Retired

Gorman, Edward

Lieutenant

January 3, 1966

Retired-Deceased

Greco, Robert

Officer

September 9, 1974

Transferred-Passaic Cty Pros. Office

Gutkin, Steven

Deputy Chief

March 9, 1987

Retired

Hartley, Douglas

Officer

January 1, 1976

Private Sector

Henning, Robert

Chief

May 1, 1937

Retired

Herzog, Trace

Corporal

August 8, 1986

Private Sector

High, James

Deputy Chief

September 24, 1979

Retired

Hlubik, Christopher

Officer

March 2, 2007

Active

Holzmann, Brian

Officer

September 7, 2004

Active

Jesperson, John

Officer

August 8, 1986

Transferred- NJ Div Criminal Justice

Juliano, Joseph

Officer

August 16, 2004

Transferred-EastOrangePD

Kane, David

Corporal

January 9, 1989

Retired

Keegan, Joseph

Sergeant

January 9, 1989

Active

Kulick, Benjamin

Sergeant

Unknown

Retired-Deceased

Lagan, David

Officer

March 6, 2014

Active

Ledward, Raymond

Sergeant

January 6, 1969

Retired

Leno, Pasquale

Lieutenant

September 11, 1967

Retired

Leyko, Donald

Sergeant

January 9, 1970

Retired-Deceased

Lucich, John

Officer

August 28, 1979

 Transferred- NJ Div Criminal Justice

Lutz, Thomas

Officer

February 28, 1984

Transferred-Morris Cty Pros. Office

Mahon, Kevin

Officer

March 27, 1985

Transferred-Fort Lee PD

Manna, Anthony Gary

Deputy Chief

January 4, 1985

Active

Marinaccio, Paul

Officer

January 14, 2002

Transferred-Union Cty Pros Office

McArdle, Thomas

Officer

August 4, 1989

Retired

McCormack, Sean

Officer

September 23, 2013

Active

McGrory, John

Officer

May 30, 2005

Active

McNish, John

Sergeant

January 14, 2002

Active

Milne, George

Chief

January 9, 1956

Retired-Deceased

Morgan, Christopher

Sergeant

January 12, 1999

Active

Moye, James

Sergeant

January 4, 1985

Retired

Myers, Thomas

Officer

March 2, 2007

Active

Nicholas, Christopher

Officer

January 12, 1999

Active

Nickel, John

Sergeant

December 26, 1988

Retired

Niemiec, Christopher

Sergeant

January 12, 1999

Active

Niland, David

Officer

January 9, 1995

Transferred-Clifton PD

Nyhuis, Michael

Detective

January 14, 2002

Active

Odendahl, Gary

Sergeant

January 6, 1967

Retired

O’Neil, Paul

Officer

August 28, 1979

Private Sector-Deceased

Ostenberg, Kevin

Officer

August 28, 1978

Private Sector

Oswald, Christopher

Sergeant

January 9, 1995

Active

Pollack, Peter

Lieutenant

August 1, 1994

Active

Polizzi, Anthony

Officer

February 23, 1983

Transferred-

Pollio, Thomas

Officer

January 1, 1976

Transferred-Morris Cty Pros. Office

Porter, Todd

Officer

January 9, 1989

Retired

Proctor, David

Sergeant

August 1, 1994

Active

Ptaszynski, Steven

Officer

September 22, 2008

Active

Puluse, Raymond

Officer

July 8, 2013

Active

Puluso, Nicholas

Sergeant

April 1, 1971

Retired

Rasmussen, Ian

Officer

September 7, 2004

Active

Rostkowski, Thomas

Officer

August 11, 1980

Private Sector

Ruesch, Gregor

Officer

September 9, 1974

Retired

Sabatelli, Brian

Officer

May 3, 2005

Active

Sanger, Robert

Detective

February 15, 2000

Active

Scully, John

Officer

August 1, 1994

Transferred-Wayne PD

St. John, Glen

Officer

August 8, 1986

Transferred-Parsippany PD

Stuart, Joseph

Captain

January 3, 1966

Retired

Tilton, Walter

Officer

March 31, 1978

Retired

Tracey, Frank

Officer

August 16, 2004

Active

Vanderhoof, William

Chief

October 1, 1937

Retired-Deceased

Vanderhoof Jr., William

Chief

May 4, 1964

Retired

Veneziano, Gerald

Officer

March 2, 2007

Active

Voelker, Charles

Chief

October 19, 1945

Retired-Deceased

Voelker Jr., Charles

Chief

February 28, 1984

Retired

Willand, Nicholas

Sergeant

Unknown

Retired-Deceased

Winnicki, Stephen

Sergeant

January 2, 1980

Retired

Zampino, Charles

Sergeant

January 5, 1999

Active

Zartman, Roy

Officer

January 3, 1966

TransferredNorth CaldwellPD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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