Jackson Police Department Promotions and Hirings

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Submitted by Sgt. Fred Meabe, Jackson Police Department

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – At the July 12th Township Counsel Meeting, Chief of Police Matthew Kunz introduced three officers to the public and counsel who were being promoted to new ranks. Additionally Chief Kunz introduced four new Class II Police Officers who had recently been appointed to the Jackson Township Police Department. All officers took their oaths of office with the Township Clerk.

Lt. John McBride #212 was promoted to the rank of Captain. Capt. McBride was born in the Bronx, NY where he resided until 1978, when his family moved to Howell, NJ. He attended MSGR. Donovan High School and went onto attend Brookdale Community College, he then continued his education at the Community College of the Air Force. Capt. McBride began his law enforcement career with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office from 1997-1999.

He was hired by the Jackson Township Police Department in 1999 and assigned to patrol where he briefly served as a Field Training Officer. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he then served as a Shift Supervisor in the patrol division. In 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he served as a Patrol Commander in the patrol division. In July of 2022 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and has been assigned the Investigative Services Division Commander. Capt. McBride was one of three officer’s from Jackson to respond to the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center. He also continues his service in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Sgt. Sean Greenberger #228 was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Greenberger was born in Point Pleasant, NJ in 1980 and grew up in Jackson Township. He attended Jackson Memorial High School class of 1999, he went on to attend Ocean County Community College until 2000. In 2000, Lt. Greenberger was hired by the Jackson Township Police Department attending the Ocean County Police Academy class #77. Lt. Greenberger worked in patrol from 2001-2019 where he served as a Field Training Officer, Physical Training Officer, and member of the Department’s elite bicycle unit. In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he served as a Shift Supervisor and Supervisor of the elite bicycle unit. In July 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and has been assigned to patrol division as a Patrol Commander. Lt. Greenberger continues to work with new hires as a Physical Training Instructor.

P.O. Stephen Cilento #274 was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Cilento was born in Staten Island, NY and raised in Jackson Township. He attended Jackson Memorial High School class of 2007, he went on to attend Ramapo College receiving a degree in Finance in 2011. In 2013, he was hired by the Jackson Township Police Department and attend the Ocean County Police Academy class #97. He has served in patrol since his hiring and served as a Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, and as a member of the Traffic Safety Unit. Sgt. Cilento has earned the designation as a Traffic Safety Specialist level 1 from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Sgt. Cilento has attended Crash I, Crash II, Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vehicle Crash Investigation, and is a certified Alcotest Operator. Sgt. Cilento continues to serve with the Traffic Safety Unit and has twice been nominated as Officer of the Year.

New Hires (Class II)

Christopher Sacchetti

He was born and raised in Jackson Township and attended Jackson Liberty High School class of 2018. He then attended Ocean County Community College receiving his Associates degree in Criminal Justice in 2020. In 2022, He attended the Ocean County Police Academy class #50. S.P.O. Sacchetti was previously employed by the Deal Police Department as a SLEO I, and the Seaside Park Police Department as a SLEO II.

Zachary White

He was born and raised in Jackson Township and attended Jackson Memorial High School class of 2019. In 2021, he attended the Ocean County Police Academy class #48. S.P.O. White was previously employed by Seaside Park Police Department as a SLEO II.

John D’Alessio

He was born and raised in Toms River and attended Toms River High School North class of 2018. He then attended Ocean County Community College receiving his Associates degree in Criminal Justice in 2021. He attended the Ocean County Police Academy in 2020. S.P.O. D’Alessio was previously employed by the Seaside Heights Police Department as a SLEO I then later as a SLEO II.

Scott McIvor

He was born in Staten Island, NY and raised in Jackson Township, he attended Jackson Memorial High School class of 2018. He then attended Ocean County Community College receiving his Associates degree in Liberal Arts in 2021. He attended the Ocean County Police Academy class #50. S.P.O. McIvor was previously employed by the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department as a SLEO I then later as a SLEO II.

We congratulate the officers who were promoted, and wish the new hires the best in their new assignments.

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