STAFFORD – Stafford Township Police Department saw the promotion of one of its own to the position of sergeant at a recent Township Council meeting.
Sworn in by Mayor John Spodofora, Officer Joseph Mrazek became the newest police sergeant on the force.
Officer Mrazek has roots here in Ocean County, having moved here from Middlesex County in 1986. He attended Southern Regional High School, graduating in 1988 and received his Associates degree from Ocean County College and Bachelor’s from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mrazek began his law enforcement career as a Class I Special Officer in Beach Haven and a dispatcher in Barnegat. He then became a member of the Stafford Police Department in 1995 and attended the Ocean County Police Academy. Mrazek has served the department in various positions such as patrolman, detective, and even as a member of the Ocean County SWAT Team from 1998-2009.
Mrazek’s career has come with no shortage of recognitions. Over the course of his career in law enforcement he has received two lifesaving awards, two medals of police excellence, and a medal of merit for his part in resolving a hostage situation.
Joined at the swearing in by his wife of 21 years and three children, Mrazek stated, “I’m proud to be a part of the Stafford Police Department.”
Mrazek thanked his fellow officers for their support, noting “I love working with you guys.”