Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Officers Zampino, Dias and Niemiec Promoted to Sergeant

Fairfield (NJ) Chief Charles Voelker is pleased to announce the promotion of three police officers to the rank of sergeant. The officers are Charles Zampino, Daniel Dias and Christopher Niemiec. “All three are extremely dedicated and exceptional officers and there is no doubt in my mind that they will all make excellent supervisors” said the chief.

Sergeant Charles Zampino has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Ocean County Police Academy and started his career in law enforcement with the Seaside Heights Police Department in 1998. He joined the Fairfield Police Department in January of 1999. During his tenure, he has served as an Emergency Medical Technician, a field training officer, a Drug Recognition Expert and is a founding member of the department’s honor guard. He was assigned to the department’s Investigative Division in September 2004 and is still assigned there today. Sergeant Zampino will remain assigned to the Investigative Division and it is anticipated that he will be its next commander with the scheduled retirement of Lt. Louis Cammarata in November.

Sergeant Daniel Dias has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the Fairfield Police Department in January 1999 and graduated from the Essex County Police Academy in the spring of that year. He was initially assigned to the Patrol Division. In May of 2003, he was re-assigned to the Investigative Division where he remained until February of 2011. During his tenure there, he served as the juvenile-aid officer, Juvenile Conference Committee coordinator, Domestic Violence Response Team representative and was in charge of firearms permits and licensing. He also is a certified firearms instructor and a Glock/Remington armorer. Sergeant Dias will continue his assignment in the Patrol Division as a line supervisor.

Sergeant Christopher Niemiec has an Associates Degree in Business Administration. He joined the Fairfield Police Department in January 1999 and graduated from the Essex County Police Academy in the spring of that year. He was assigned to the Patrol Division from June 1999 until December of 2008 and is presently assigned to the Investigative Division. During his tenure with the department, he has served as an EMT/Paramedic, a field training officer for police officers and communications dispatchers, an NCIC computer terminal agency coordinator and is an instructor in American Heart Association CPR, child passenger safety seat installations, training communications officers and emergency medical dispatch. Sergeant Niemiec will be re-assigned to the Patrol Division where he will serve as a line supervisor.


 Officer Charles Zampino, Officer Christopher Niemiec and Officer Daniel Dias were all promoted to the rank of sergeant at the July 9th meeting of the Mayor and Council

(from left to right) Councilman Thomas Morgan, Councilman Michael McGlynn, Deputy Chief Anthony Manna, Chief Charles Voelker, Sgt. Christopher Niemeic, Sgt. Daniel Dias, Sgt. Charles Zampino, Mayor James Gasparini, Councilman John LaForgia and Councilman Joseph Cifelli after the promotion ceremony


 Officer Charles Zampino being sworn in to the rank of sergeant while his wife and sons look on

Officer Christopher Niemiec being sworn in to the rank of sergeant while his wife and daughter look on

Mayor James Gasparini administers the oath of office to Sgt. Daniel Dias while his family looks on

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