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Morris County Sheriff’s Office promotes three officers

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon presided over a promotional ceremony at the Morris County Courthouse Tuesday morning.

The ceremony occurred in the Historic Courtroom with family, friends, officers, and County officials in attendance.

Promoted were the following from the Bureau of Law Enforcement:

Detective Lt. Chrissy Kovacs graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Caldwell College and a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, both in Criminal Justice. She has worked for the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and started her career in the Protective Services Division. In 2014, she was made a detective and assigned to the Crime Scene Investigations Section, where she specialized in Crash and Blood stain analysis.

Lt. Kovacs was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December 2019 where she oversaw the Evidence Section. Lt. Kovacs has been a member of the agency’s Honor Guard and Marine Unit. She is a vital member of the County’s Tactical Medical Special Operations Group.

Sgt. Nicholas Vernotica began his career with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office working as a Correction’s Officer in 2014. In 2017, he began working for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Law Enforcement and graduated the 88th Basic Police class.

After graduation, Sgt. Vernotica was assigned to the Protective Services Division where he remained until 2022. In September 2022, he was assigned to the Patrol Division where he currently remains. In June 2023, Sgt. Vernotica successfully completed a six-day narcotics course, Top Gun Class #59, hosted by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.

Sheriff’s Officer Spencer Savulich attended Montclair State University and graduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies with a concentration in Justice Systems.

Officer Savulich graduated from the 101st Basic Police Class of Morris County Public Safety Academy.

“Congratulations to all! Thank you, and stay safe,” Gannon 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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