On Monday, September 12th, Michael Pascone pinned on badge number 156 and with his wife Eniko holding the bible he took the oath as Sayreville’s newest Police Officer. “I think that it is important for police to understand the community in which they work”, said Chief John Zebrowski. “Along with valuable experience, Mike brings with him the benefit of knowing the people he will be called to serve during his career”.
“I fulfilled a life long dream when I became a police officer” Pascone said in the moments before the ceremony. “To be able to serve in the community where I grew up just makes the accomplishment more special”. Pascone was an Officer with Matawan PD for over three years and after a brief period of familiarization has joined the Uniform Division of the Sayreville Police Department. His addition to the roster brings the department strength to 84 sworn Officers. “Like any other municipality we too have learned to do more with less”, said Zebrowski citing last year’s reorganization of his department that lost positions due to retirements. “We hope to continue to replace Officers as they retire and explore expanding our roster to meet the challenges of our growing municipality”.