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African American Detective, LGBTQ Sergeant Among Several Officers to be Promoted in Diverse Bloomfield Police Ceremony

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The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety will hold a promotion ceremony on Monday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall.

Officials said during the ceremony they will promote three Sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant as well as one Detective and three Officers promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

According to Bloomfield Police officials, Sergeant Paul Charles will be the first African American Detective promoted to the rank of Sergeant since Captain Malcolm Boone retired in 1984 in the Bloomfield Police Department, 37 years ago.

Sergeant Jen Horn is the first openly gay LGBTQ member in the Bloomfield Police Department and will join Lieutenant Naomi Zepeda as the second female supervisor currently employed in the Police Department.

Bloomfield Police officials said these promotions bring diversity to the supervisor ranks.

“The Bloomfield Police Department does an extraordinary job keeping our community safe and I am proud of the men and women that are getting well-deserved promotions on Monday,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.

“It is also great to see that the department continues to lead the way when it comes to having a diverse and inclusive force.”

“Our department works hard to ensure the safety of Bloomfield families and their property on a daily basis,” said Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio.

“These men and women have exhibited tremendous leadership on the job and are more than deserving of being promoted.”

The Lieutenants are: 1. Luca Piscitelli 2. Ian Brundage 3. Mark Moskal

The Sergeants are: 1. Jen Horn 2. Nicholas Mauriello 3. Anthony Batelli 4. Paul Charles