FIRST LOOK: List of the Lakewood Police Department’s new recruits, including its first Orthodox Jewish Officer

Earlier this week, TheLakewoodScoop was first to announce – with an exclusive video – the hiring of the first Orthodox Police Officer for Lakewood.

Today, the Police Department released the names of the recruits.

“The Lakewood Police Depart is proud to announce the hiring of 13 new recruits which will bring our department to the highest amount of officers to date,” Police Chief Greg Meyer told TLS. “Among them is the Township’s first Frum hire along with a very diverse representative of young men and women of all ethnic backgrounds. They have begun their approximate 6 month academy training, which consists of departmental training as well as that at the police academy with a graduation date sometime in August, followed up by field officer training and hitting the streets in about 10 months. We are very fortunate to be able to hire these additional officers to keep up with our ever growing township which will ensure the safety of our residents.”

Here’s the list:

1. Michelle Banuelos #398
2. Michael Wolf #399
3. Robert Meyer Jr. #401
4. Amanda Esmart #402
5. Taron Townsend #403
6. Alexander Guzman Jr. #404
7. Brian Guzman #405
8. Daniel Debartolomeis #406
9. Willie Cuzco #407
10. Rodale Ingram #408
11. Mark Gibson Jr. #409
12. Joshua Gianoulis #410
13. Deon Smith Jr #411

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  1. @Haman
    It appears from the your comment that you are speculating about the motives of a person you nothing about… I don’t know about mesira but it’s definitely lashon hora! I believe you owe him an apology.

  2. Go Amanda! We are so proud of you! Lakewood is extremely lucky to be getting such a dedicated, brave, and kindhearted professional. What a terrific asset you will be to the Lakewood Police Department. Good luck and wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

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