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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 06, 2002
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
SFC Al Della Fave, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6514


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Governor McGreevey, Attorney General Samson and Superintendent Santiago Announce State Police Promotions

     Trenton, N.J. - Governor James E. McGreevey, Attorney General David Samson and Superintendent Joseph J. Santiago today announced the promotions of 89 troopers at a ceremony held in the Trenton War Memorial. The new promotions include all ranks, from front line sergeants, through the highest command-level positions of lieutenant colonel.

    "These Troopers represent the newest managerial and leadership team of the State Police," McGreevey said. Through their continued dedication and service to the citizens of New Jersey, they show why the State Police is the finest law enforcement agency in the nation."

     According to Santiago, "The future of the New Jersey State Police rests on the shoulders of its leaders. These promotions include forward thinking, front line supervisors and commanders who have demonstrated their ability to implement innovative policing and managerial strategies. They possess the qualities of team leadership and have established records of dedicated service and achievement in their State Police careers."

     "The State Troopers who are being promoted are taking another well-earned and important step in their law enforcement careers," Attorney General Samson said. "I commend their hard work and their commitment to excellence as they raise the bar for all law enforcement personnel."

    Friday's promotional announcement also included two significant civilian appointments within the State Police. Chief Forensic Scientist, Thomas A. Brettel, was named Director of the Forensic Science Laboratory Section. Dr. Brettel will oversee the entire State Police Forensic Science and Laboratory Operations, which include all DNA and evidence processing facilities. Managing Division Physician, Donald Izzi, was named Director of the Medical Services Unit. Dr. Izzi will supervise and track the medical care of the State Police enlisted and civilian personnel. These civilian appointments demonstrate Superintendent Santiago's commitment to provide opportunity, not only to enlisted personnel, but also to civilian members of the State Police.

     The promotions to the ranks of lieutenant colonel, major and captain included a couple of "firsts" for the State Police. They marked the promotion of the first female and first Hispanic to the rank of lieutenant colonel. The promotions also included the first African American and first female to be named as troop commanders, and first African-American named to head Internal Affairs.

    "In addition to satisfying the operational demands of the State Police, these promotions represent the beginning of a significant and sustained diversity shift at the command level of the State Police," said Superintendent Santiago. "They represent the future of the State Police and demonstrate that opportunities for advancement are open to all, regardless of race or gender."

     With the appointment of eleven women and minorities to command-level positions, the State Police continue to move forward in diversifying all ranks and bureaus. Those women and minority appointments include: Major Lori Hennon-Bell (96th Class, June 1980) and Major Juan Mattos Jr. (91st Class, January 1975) to the rank of Lt. Colonel; and Lieutenants Gordon Coleman (95th Class, June 1979), Johnny V. Ellis (95th Class, June 1979), Lanuel J. Ferguson (93A Class, January 1978), Joseph R. Fuentes (93A Class, January 1978), Marshall Brown (99th Class, July 1982), Wendy J. Galloway (99th Class, July 1982), Rosanne Manghisi (96th Class, June 1980), Juan Perez (93B Class, April 1978), and Heidi Scripture (97th Class, April 1981) to the rank of Captain. Each of the appointments represent over 20 years of service with the State Police and each has participated in nearly every aspect of State Police responsibility-- including general road duty to investigations and administrative functions.

     The following is a complete list of those promoted:

Hennon-Bell, Lori A.

Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Superintendent of Administration

Kernagis, Albert J.

Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Superintendent of Operations

Mattos Jr., Juan

Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Superintendent of Investigations

DeFeo, C. Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel, Special Assistant to the Superintendent

Cannatella, Joseph A.

Acting Major, Troop B Commander, Model Troop Initiative, Field Ops Bureau

Hess, Kenneth C.

Major, Bureau Commander, Investigations Bureau

Holmberg, Garry

Major, Bureau Commander, Records and Identification Bureau

Hutnik, William E.

Major, Bureau Commander, Intelligence Services Bureau

Miller, Glenn M.

Major, Field Operations Executive Officer, Field Ops Bureau

Gilbert, Richard E.

Acting Major, Troop A Commander, Model Troop Initiative, Field Ops Bureau

Holley, Frank C.

Captain, Section Head, Division Staff Bureau

Cicchino, Robert J.

Captain, Narcotics and Organized Crime Section

DeSantis, Vincent D.

Captain, Executive Officer, Intelligence Services Bureau

Ellis, Johnny V.

Captain, Command Operations Officer, Command Operations Center

Eveland, Wayne R.

Captain, Section Head, Information Technology Section, R&I Bureau

Mascioli, Louis T.

Acting Captain, Troop A, Region II, Model Troop Initiative, Field Ops Bureau

Fechisin, Robert E.

Acting Captain, Troop B, Region I, Model Troop Initiative, Field Ops Bureau

Ferguson, Lanuel J.

Captain, Troop C Commander, Field Operations Bureau

Fuentes, Joseph R.

Captain, Section Head, Intelligence Services Section/Bureau

Cimorelli, Gary H.

Acting Captain, Troop B, Region II, Model Troop Initiative, Field Ops Bureau

Galloway, Wendy J.

Captain, Office of Community Affairs, Office of the Superintendent

Brown, Marshall

Captain, Section Head, EEO/AA Section, Division Staff Bureau

Higgins, William R.

Captain, Task Force Commander, Camden Anti-Crime Partnership

Manghisi, Rosanne

Captain, Chief of Staff, Office of the Superintendent

Nutt, Michael R.

Captain, Section Head, Operational Dispatch Section, Emergency Mgmt.

Perez, Juan

Captain, Command Operations Officer, Command Operations Center

Scripture, Heidi

Captain, Troop D Commander, Field Operations Bureau

Coleman, Gordon

Captain, Section Head, Internal Affairs, Office of Professional Standards

Theodos, Nicholas

Captain, Section Head, Criminal Invest. Section, Investigation Bureau

Van Tassel, Thomas F.

Captain, Command Operations Officer, Command Operations Center

Brettel, Thomas A.

Director, Forensic Science, Laboratory Section

Izzi, Donald

Director, Medical Services Unit, Human Resources Management Section

Aschenbach, Frederick R.

Lieutenant, Troop D, Cranbury, Field Operations Bureau

Austin, Gary L.

Lieutenant, Troop A, Atlantic City Station, Field Operations Bureau

Bice, Leslie R.

Lieutenant, Records and Identification Bureau

Buonano, George V.

Lieutenant, Troop B, Somerville, Field Operations Bureau

Caffrey, Brian C.

Lieutenant, Diesel Emissions Unit, Field Operations Bureau

Cerqueira, John P.

Lieutenant, Budget and Allocations Unit, Administrations Bureau

Dickerson, John C.

Lieutenant, Casino Investigations Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Frappolli, John J.

Lieutenant, Warehouse Unit, Administration Bureau

Jones, Ernest R.

Lieutenant, Civil Affairs Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Jones, Gary C.

Lieutenant, Troop B, Newark Bay Station, Field Operations Bureau

Mahoney, Timothy

Lieutenant, C.A.D./Records Management Systems Unit, R&I Bureau

Noreiko, Charles

Lieutenant, Troop E, Bass River, Field Operations Bureau

Serrao, Stephen G.

Lieutenant, Liaison Computerized Services Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Taranto, Louis H.

Lieutenant, Investigations Bureau

VanGlahn, Norman

Lieutenant, Crime Scene Investigations Unit Central, S&TS Bureau

Wanamaker, Homer E.

Lieutenant, RJH Justice Complex Security Unit, Division Staff Bureau

Amoruso, Louis A.

Sergeant First Class, Facility and Project Management Unit, Administration Bureau

Arroyo, Richard H.

Sergeant First Class, Troop A, Tactical Patrol Office, Field Operations Bureau

Carione, William B.

Sergeant First Class, Installation and Repair Unit, R&I Bureau

Cerisano, Michael J.

Sergeant First Class, Troop E, Traffic, Field Operations Bureau

Estok, Eric L.

Sergeant First Class, Troop B, Totowa-Sub, Field Operations Bureau

Kelly, Paul B.

Sergeant First Class, Hazardous Materials Transportation Enforcement Unit, F.O.B.

Mayes, Christian J.

Sergeant First Class, RJH Justice Complex Security Unit, Division Staff Bureau

Place, William H.

Sergeant First Class, Criminal Justice Information System Control Unit, R&I Bureau

Rinaldi, Dean A.

Sergeant First Class, Troop D, Traffic, Field Operations Bureau

Arroyo, George L.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Race Track Unit, Investigations Bureau

Butler, David M.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Cieplensky, Robert A.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Cipolla, Robert A.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Solid Hazardous Waste Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Corbley, James

Detective Sergeant First Class, Firearms Investigation Unit, S&TS Bureau

Dutt, Martin H.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Fortino, Michael C.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Narcotics and Organized Crime Section, Inv. Bureau

Hundridge, Ronald L.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Casino Investigations Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Lane, Richard H.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Auto Unit, Investigations Bureau

Menafra, John K.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Analytical Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Merlock, Andrew J.

Detective Sergeant First Class, Forensic Photography Unit, S&TS Bureau

Rivera, Ismael

Detective Sergeant First Class, Evidence Management Unit, S&TS Bureau

Zulawski, John

Detective Sergeant First Class, Internal Affairs Investigation Bureau, O.P.S., O.O.T.S.

Beaver, David P.

Sergeant, Troop E, Holmdel, Field Operations Bureau

Busalacchi, Steven V.

Sergeant, Troop D, Cranbury, Field Operations Bureau

Calafiore, Chris P.

Sergeant, Troop D, Traffic, Field Operations Bureau

DiPaula, Anthony R.

Sergeant, Troop C, Hightstown, Field Operations Bureau

Grant, John S.

Sergeant, Troop D, Tactical Patrol Unit, Field Operations Bureau

Layton, Walter G.

Sergeant, Troop A, Woodstown, Field Operations Bureau

Lazarie, Steven J.

Sergeant, Troop C, Fort Dix, Field Operations Bureau

Nassry, Nadir M.

Sergeant, Operational Dispatch Unit, Emergency Management Bureau

Pressley, Bryan S.

Sergeant, Troop C, Red Lion, Field Operations Bureau

Ragaukus, Edward J.

Sergeant, Troop D, Cranbury, Field Operations Bureau

Rodriguez, Vicente

Sergeant, Troop C, Kingwood, Field Operations Bureau

Stanaway, Scott J.

Sergeant, Troop C, Wilburtha, Field Operations Bureau

Vona, Glenn A.

Sergeant, Troop C, Fort Dix, Field Operations Bureau

Wetzelberger, Robert G.

Sergeant, Troop D, Tactical Patrol Unit, Field Operations Bureau

Zarrilli, Richard J.

Sergeant, Troop C, Red Lion, Field Operations Bureau

Serrao, Joseph C.

Detective Sergeant, Narcotics North Unit, Investigations Bureau

Sovey, Michael J.

Detective Sergeant, Narcotics South Unit, Investigations Bureau

Tapia, Carlos A.

Detective Sergeant, Narcotics and Organized Crime Section, Investigations Bureau

Williams, Darryl T.

Detective Sergeant, Casino Investigations Unit, Intelligence Services Bureau

Note: Model Troop Initiative majors and captains shall become permanent upon the successful completion of the Model Troop Initiative.

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