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Newest Mount Olive Township police officers begin full patrol duties

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Mount Olive Township Police Department has released Patrol Officers Brian Carlstrom #134, Dominic Haid #135, and Shane Spitzer #136 from the field training program and have assumed full patrol duties.

All three Officers were hired effective Dec. 19 2022 and started the Morris County Police Academy on Jan. 9, 2023. On May 31, 2023, the Officers graduated with other members of the Morris County Police Academy’s 100th Basic Police Class.

Officer Brian Carlstrom grew up in the Flanders section of Mount Olive and graduated Mount Olive High School in 2018. Following high school, he attended the County College of Morris where he received his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. In December of 2022, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Montclair State University. Officer Carlstrom is the son of Mark and Annika Carlstrom of Flanders. Officer Anthony LaManna served as Officer Carlstrom’s Field Training Officer.

Officer Dominic Haid grew up in Mount Olive and is a 2019 graduate of Mount Olive High School. At 16 years of age, he joined the Budd Lake Fire Department, attended and later graduated from the Morris County Fire Academy. He volunteered his time with the Budd Lake Fire Department until 2021. That summer he worked as a Class I Special Police Officer with the North Wildwood Police Department. Officer Haid is a 2022 graduate of Seton Hall University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He worked as a Class II Special Officer in North Wildwood the summer of 2022. He is the son of Markus and Petra Haid of Budd Lake. Officers Sean Smith and Andrew Spotts served as Officer Haid’s Field Training Officers.

Officer Shane Spitzer is a 2016 graduate of Mount Olive High School. He began volunteering with the Budd Lake First Aid Squad when he was fifteen and is a past Lieutenant of the Budd Lake First Aid Squad. In May of 2019, he received his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the County College of Morris. In July of 2019, Officer Spitzer was hired by Mount Olive as a Communications Officer. He is the son of David and BethAnn Spitzer of Budd Lake. Officer John Simonetti served as Officer Spitzer’s Field Training Officer.

“All police academy graduates must complete the field training program. The field training program generally lasts three months and rookie officers must successfully meet 597 training objectives that cover a multitude of police activities, laws, policies and procedures,” Mount Olive Township Police Chief Stephen Beecher 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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