Three veteran officers in the North Bergen Police Department were promoted to leadership ranks in a public ceremony on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019. Sergeant John Stahl was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Detectives Joseph Gorrin and Thomas Yfantis were both promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco swore in all three officers with the assistance of Public Safety Commissioner Allen Pascual, in front of a crowd of family members, friends, supporters, and fellow officers.
Police Chief Robert Dowd spoke about the many honors and achievements of the three officers, noting that they are among the most senior officers in the department and serve as front-line supervisors, leaders, mentors, and role models to younger officers.
Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Frank Gargiulo, and Julio Marenco attended the promotion to show their support, along with Freeholder Anthony Vainieri and many township officials, administrators, and employees. Also sharing his congratulations was Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari.