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3 new officers join Hopatcong Police Department

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Three new officers have joined the Hopatcong Police Department.

Ptl. Erik Macarico, Ptl. Courtney Macaluso, and Ptl. Timothy Sullivan were officially sworn into the ranks of the Hopatcong Borough Police Department and have begun their training at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

Over the next 20, weeks they will learn what it takes to become a police officer from some of the finest instructors in the state.

Ptl. Macarico is a graduate of the County College of Morris and a lifelong resident. He takes great pride in volunteering for Warrior Strong, a nonprofit organization for veterans. Erik has always wanted to be a police officer and is proud to follow in his brother’s footsteps.

Ptl. Macaluso is a graduate of Caldwell University, where she competed for their track team. Courtney is a lifelong resident and the first member of her family to work in Law Enforcement. She realized her dream of becoming an officer at a young age and got off on the right foot by joining the Sussex County Police Explorers, based in Hopatcong. She then took part in an internship with the department before completing her degree.

Ptl. Sullivan is another lifelong resident and graduate of Sussex County Community College. While in the Hopatcong school system Timothy participated in Anti Bullying programs with Ptl. Schultz and was dedicated to helping his fellow students. For the last 2 years, Timothy has assisted the community working for our dispatch center and being a calm voice when needed most.

“We wish our recruits luck in the academy and look forward to them being out on the road serving and protecting the great citizens of this community,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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