From left, Longport Commissioner of Public Safety Dan Lawler, Police Chief Frank Culmone, and Special Class I Officers John Veres and Nicholas R. Salvati.

LONGPORT – As the summer season quickly approaches, the Longport Board of Commissioners has hired two new Special Class 1 Officers to patrol the borough.

On Wednesday, Commissioner of Public Safety Dan Lawler swore in Nicholas R. Salvati, 19, of Hammonton, and John Veres, 20, of South River. Both are Criminal Justice majors – Salvati at Quinnipiac University and Veres at Stockton University. They will work during the summer months before returning to their classes in the fall.

Longport Police Chief Frank Culmone said their service this summer will provide a great opportunity to see what it’s like to work in their chosen profession. The officers will work from May 13 to Sept. 2.

Between Mayor Nicholas Russo, Administrator A. Scott Porter and Officer Gabriel Guerrieri, who were present during the swearing-in ceremony, there is more than 100 years of experience, Culmone said.

“You will get a good taste of what’s going on here in Longport. We’re a small community, but a good community,” Culmone said.

Russo said their jobs this summer will provide them with “diverse” experience.

“You will do so many things here,” he said.

The board also reappointed Patrick Quinn and Numa Rodrigues-Rojas as Special Class I Officers. They will work May 22 to Sept. 3.



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