Three New Officers On The Job In Jackson

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JACKSON – The township recently welcomed three new officers.

The township clerk swore in two police officers and one Class 2 special officer March 12.

“We congratulate the officers as they begin their new careers with the Jackson Police Department and would like to thank the Mayor, Council and Administration for their continued support of the police department as the agency grows to serve the growing township, its residents and visitors. It is anticipated at this time that over the next several days, there will be one additional officer appointed to attend the Ocean County Police Academy,” the Jackson Township Police Department released in a March 13 statement.

Robert Gravina, 24, is a former state corrections officer who will be attending the Ocean County Police Academy. He’ll work with a field training officer before being assigned to a patrol squad for solo patrol.

Former Marine and Class 2 special officer for the Union Beach Police Department, 23-year-old Matthew Colangelo graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy and Ocean County Police Academy waiver course. He will train on the field under another officer before being assigned to patrol.

The Class 2 special officer is Randall Trasky, 22. An Ocean County Police Academy graduate, he previously served in Freehold Township as a Class 2 special officer. After township police training, Trasky will be assigned to court security, traffic duties and patrol officer assistance.

With these appointments, the Jackson Township Police Department has 90 fully sworn police officers.