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150th NJSP class its most diverse ever

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The 150th New Jersey State Police was also the most diverse in history to graduate, given their badges by Governor Jon Corzine, Attorney General Anne Milgram and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes.

Of the 104 rookies, 22 are Hispanic, five are black and five are Asian American. Sixteen percent has prior military service (Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard). More than six of 10 have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

“You are part of a State Police organization that has undergone historic change and in the process, become a role model for the nation,” Milgram told the group.

Fuentes was extremely proud.

“Their backgrounds coupled with their highly effective training will equip them to enforce the laws of our state constitutionally, fairly and without bias,” the colonel said.

Two of the graduates are Marine reservists who are scheduled to report to their Marine mobilization site this Monday: Lance Corporal David Dabrowski, 24 from River Edge, in Bergen County, and Corporal James A. Herne, also 24, from South Plainfield, NJ. Both Marines serve with the Marine Wing Support Squadron #472.
Two of the new trooper each became parents during their 26-week training, which included classroom work and practical training in responding to various situations.

They also underwent extensive cultural diversity and sensitivity training with experts outside the agency, including representatives from ethnic, cultural, community and professional organizations, officials said.

The probationary troopers will be assigned to stations throughout the state, Fuentes said. Over the next 11 weeks, they’ll be watched closely by supervisors and “trooper coaches.”

“As you embark on your new assignments, I am confident you will uphold the traditions of Honor, Duty and Fidelity of this great law enforcement organization,” Corzine told the new troopers.

The graduates:

From Hudson County :
ANTUNESE        RENATO  KEARNY
DAZZA   SANDOR  BAYONNE
NG      SHARON  HOBOKEN
SANTOS  BRIAN   KEARNY
TAPIA   ERIK    JERSEY CITY
VALLEJO STEVEN  WEST NEW YORK

From Bergen County
:
ACOSTA  ERIC    BERGENFIELD
CHOI    KWANG CHO       FORT LEE
DABROWSKI       DAVID   RIVER EDGE
ERVELLI THOMAS  RUTHERFORD
FINELY  KEVIN   NORTH ARLINGTON
JOYCE   CORMAC  SADDLEBROOK
KONOPKA WOJCIECH        GARFIELD
LAUDICINA       ADAM    CARLSTADT
MORENO  ANDRES  WESTWOOD
OCZKOS  BLAZEJ  NORTH ARLINGTON
PAKOVICS        LOUIS   RUTHERFORD
SOUSA   ANTONIO LYNDHURST
STEPIEN SLAWEK  EAST RUTHERFORD

From Passaic County :
JIMENEZ JAMES   PATERSON
MESA    CARLOS  CLIFTON
MOTA    JULIO   PASSAIC
SALACKI BRYAN   CLIFTON
VALDEZ  DANSEL  CLIFTON

Elsewhere in NJ :
ANTHONY JONATHAN        PARLIN
BARREAU KISSINGER       MINE HILL
BARTELT NOAH    SEWELL
BASISTA CHRISTOPHER     BELLEVILLE
BLACK   JOSHUA  ALANTIC HIGHLANDS
BROWN   STEPHEN OCEAN
BUKULA  MVEMBA  TUCKERTON
CARDENAS        LUIS    KENVIL
CAVANAUGH       ADAM    NEW BRUNSWICK
CIAURELLI       CHARLES LEESBURG
COCKING MATTHEW BRIDGETON
CRENSHAW        QUARON  FREEHOLD
CRESCI  MICHAEL VINELAND
CROTHERS        GEORGE  JACKSON
CRUZ    JIMMY   NEWARK
CRUZ    REINALDO        PERTH AMBOY
DABROWA PAWEL   LANDING
DAIELLO MATTHEW DOVER
DAVERN  BRYAN   MANAHAWKIN
DECAROLIS       KEITH   HOPATCONG
DECICCO ADAM    VINELAND
DETULLIO        DANIEL  MILLVILLE
DOWLING RICHARD BLOOMFIELD
DRAKE   KENNETH DOROTHY
ESTEVES DAVID   GARWOOD
FAUST   JONATHAN        SOMERSET
FERNANDEZ       CARLOS  SOUTH AMBOY
FERRARA MICHAEL BELVIDERE
FRANCISCO       DANIEL  UNION
GARVEY  MICHAEL SEASIDE PARK
GENTILINI       KEVIN   VINELAND
GILLESPIE       RYAN    MARMORA
GONZAGA KELLER S        HILLSIDE
GORE    MATTHEW WOODBURY
GROSS   GLENN   SOUTH PLAINFIELD
HEARNE  JAMES   SOUTH PLAINFIELD
HESS    STEVEN  CHERRY HILL
HILLESHEIM      ERIC JR.        EGG HARBOR TWP.
HOUGH   CHRISTOPHER     COLTS NECK
HUSSEIN MOHAMED SPRINGFIELD
IANNACONE       JOSEPH          HOWELL
JACINTO LUIS    ANDOVER
KITE    CARL    PENNSVILLE
KITSON  JOHN    TOMS RIVER
KOLODZIEJ       MARCIN  UNION
KOREJKO MICHAEL BLACKWOOD
KURAS   TOMASZ  EDISON
KYLE    ROBERT  NEPTUNE
LOPES   STEVEN  OAKHURST
MANUEL  GREGORY II      ASBURY PARK
MATEO   ARNALDO NEWARK
MAWSON  CHARLES ERIAL
MCCREERY        GERALD  MANTUA
MERCADO IVAN    NEWARK
MUCKLEY MICHAEL ATCO
MUCKSAVAGE      JOHN    CRANFORD
NAPOLITANO      DAVID   MAYS LANDING
NOCITO  MARIO   NORTH WILDWOOD
PASQUA  JASON   BRIDGETON
PAUL    DIDIER  BARNEGAT
PAULO   CONRAD  EWING
PEREZ   WILLIAM BELLEVILLE
PILIGNO CHRISTOPHER     WILLIAMSTOWN
RASKOSHIN       STANISLAV       EDISON
REBECCA MATTHEW STRATFORD
RIVERA  JORGE   BRIDGETON
RYAN    KEVIN   PARLIN
SAPPIO  DOMINICK        NEWTON
SERAFIN ANTHONY MIDDLESEX
SHIN    HEE JIN FLORHAM PARK
SMITH   JOSHUA  MILLVILLE
THWAITES        EURIEL  WILLINGBORO
VALVANO ANTHONY ROCKAWAY
VICENTE VINICIUS        MAPLEWOOD
WALLS   DONALD  SICKLERVILLE
WALSH   JOSEPH          NEPTUNE
WATKINS ROBERT  VINELAND
WHITE   BRYAN   SEASIDE PARK
WISNER  JOHN    HOPE
ZIOBRON MARIN   CLIFFWOOD

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