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Newest Mount Olive Township officer begins full time duties

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Mount Olive Township Police Department has announced that Patrol Officer Anthony LaManna, Badge #129, has been released from the Field Training Program and will assume full patrol duties.

“All Mount Olive Police Officers, once they graduate the police academy, must successfully complete the Field Training Program. The program generally lasts three months and rookie officers must successfully meet the five hundred and ninety seven (597) training objectives that cover a multitude of police activities, laws, policies and procedures.” Officer LaManna’s Field Training Officer was Patrol Corporal Hunter Guiles,” Mount Olive Township Police Chief Stephen Beecher said.

Officer LaManna, a Roxbury Township resident, is a 2011 graduate of Roxbury High School. He attended Centenary College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice May of 2015. In September of 2017, he was hired by the Mount Olive Police Department as a Part-Time Communications Officer. On January 1, 2019; he was hired as a Full-Time Communications Officer. On January 1, 2020; Mayor Robert Greenbaum approved Officer LaManna’s recommendation for hire as a Police Officer. Officer LaManna is a graduate of the 94th Basic Police Class of the Morris County Police Academy. He graduated July 10th of this year.

Officer LaManna is the son of Lawrence and Susan LaManna

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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