Several officers promoted following three retirements


Staff Writer

OLD BRIDGE – Four township police officers have been promoted to round out the ranks after three recent retirements.

The retiring officers, Lt. Dennis Crowley, Detective Sgt. David Kanig and Sgt. Kevin Hayes, each completed more than 25 years of service with the Old Bridge Police Department, according to Lt. Robert Weiss, the department’s spokesman.

Crowley recently served as the officer in charge of the patrol bureau, Weiss said. Kanig worked in the identification division and was involved in crime scene investigation. Hayes worked with the patrol bureau.

John Doherty, who has worked with the department for 21 years, was promoted to detective sergeant. He has served in the Detective Bureau for 12 years and now serves with the Identification Division. Before being assigned to the Detective Bureau, Doherty served as a patrol officer for nine years.

Glen Cavasin was promoted to sergeant. Cavasin, who has served with the department for 21 years, has worked with both the patrol and detective bureaus.

Both of those promotions took effect March 3.

George Stader, who has worked as an officer in Old Bridge for 25 years, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant March 22. Stader has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career and now serves as the officer in charge of the Patrol Bureau, Weiss said.

Joseph Mandola was promoted to sergeant March 22. Mandola is a certified police instructor with the New Jersey Police Training Commission. He has served 15 years in Old Bridge and has received several department awards and commendations. Mandola now works in the Patrol Unit as supervisor.