MANCHESTER – There’s a new sergeant in the Manchester Township Police Department.
Officer David Fusaro was promoted to sergeant during a ceremony Oct. 3.
Mayor Ken Palmer administered the Sergeant Oath. Fusaro was joined by his family, including father Sam, a councilman on the township council.
The opening was a result of a recent retirement.
Fusaro started his law enforcement career with the Seaside Heights Police Department. He was hired by Manchester in 2007, an joined its investigations bureau in 2015.
Fusaro has served as a field training officer, domestic violence county liaison, firearms instructor, and Megan’s Law liaison. He also cofounded the Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge, which has raised nearly $20,000 for charity.
“Attaining the rank of sergeant takes an incredible amount of dedication and sacrifice, not only for the officer undergoing this rigorous testing process, but also their family,” Chief Lisa Parker said. “Over his years of decorated service, Sgt. Fusaro has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to our community, its residents and his fellow officers.”
“This proud day would not be possible without the continued support of Mayor Palmer and the Township Council. I can say with sincerity and appreciation that their support makes all of this is possible,” she added.