LACEY – Dimitrios Tsarnas was promoted to sergeant June 20.
Tsarnas started his law enforcement career in Lacey back in 1997, first as a Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer, and then after graduating from the county’s police academy in 1998, as a Class II SLEO and dispatcher.
He left briefly to work in state and county corrections, and as a Class II SLEO in Barnegat Township.
He was hired as a full-time police officer in Lacey in December 2000 and was named acting sergeant in 2016 until 2017. He has worked as a detective in the training bureau and was assigned to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force.
Tsarnas is a trained drug recognition expert, field training officer and firearms instructor.
“He has led our department most years with the highest amount of DUI arrests. Sergeant Tsarnas has won multiple awards throughout his career related to Drunk Driving Enforcement, including but not limited to the Kimberley Smith Ames Award,” Lacey Police Chief Michael C. DiBella said.