Jackson Police Department Announces New Hires

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JACKSON, NJ – The Jackson Township Police Department has hired three new police officers.

Press Release from the Jackson Township Police Department:

At the Tuesday, March 23rd council meeting, the Jackson Police Department was pleased to introduce three police officers who were recently appointed by the Township and were sworn in by the Township Clerk at the meeting.

Police Officer Zachary Schwartz #323P.O. Schwartz was hired as the department’s newest fully sworn officer. He is a lifelong Jackson resident who graduated from Jackson Liberty High School and has earned degrees from Ocean County College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy SLEO Class and most recently was employed by the Seaside Heights Police Department as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer.

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After required agency in service training, he will be attending abbreviated training to receive his full police certification and then starting in the field training program with a Field Training Officer. Upon successful completion of the FTO program, he will be assigned to a patrol squad.

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Police Officer Tyler Melnick #063P.O. Melnick was hired as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer. He is a lifelong Jackson resident who graduated from Jackson Liberty High School and earned a degree from Stockton University. He graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy SLEO Class and was employed by the Asbury Park Police Department as a Class 1 and most recently as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer.

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Police Officer David DeJesus #064P.O. DeJesus was hired as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer. He is a lifelong Jackson resident who graduated from Jackson Memorial High School. He is currently attending Kean University working toward a degree.

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He graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy SLEO Class and has been employed by the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department and most recently the Lambertville Police Department, as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer.

Officers Melnick and DeJesus will be attending required agency in-service training after which time they will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for training. Upon successful completion, they will be assigned to assist with duties such as court security, traffic details and enforcement. Chief Matthew Kunz and the members of the Jackson Police Department would like to thank the Mayor and Council for their continued support of the agency