The Brookdale Police Department welcomed two new members to its ranks on Aug. 1, commissioning Rebecca Senck and Ryan Casey as probationary police officers.
The new recruits, both of whom are graduates of the Monmouth County Police Academy, took their oaths of office in the Brookdale Administration Center on the Lincroft campus, accompanied by dozens of friends, family members and their new fellow officers.
“We are very excited. They both add a new dimension to our department,” said police Captain Robert Kimler, following the ceremony. “Ryan has a tremendous background in information technology, as well as working in the law enforcement field. Rebecca herself has experience as an officer. We went through a number of applications to find the skills sets and the background that we were looking for, and they are a great fit.”
Senck, a Neptune resident, received her associate degree from Brookdale before joining the Monmouth County Police Academy. She has worked as a Class II Special Officer with the Belmar Police Department since graduating from the academy in May 2013.
Casey, a Mahwah resident, graduated from the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice in 2012. He then entered the Monmouth County Police Academy as part of the Alternate Route program, which requires applicants to receive a qualifying score on the state Chief’s Exam and finance their own training. He graduated in May 2014.
“I am very happy to be here,” he said. “All of my hard work has paid off.”
The ceremony was also attended by Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy and Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley, who welcomed the new officers to the Brookdale community.
“It is so wonderful to have young people who step up and can wear that badge with honor and distinction,” said Curley, a Brookdale alumnus and county liaison to the college. “We have two very fine people here who I know will serve this community college well.”
Senck and Casey will become full officers in the department after successful completion of a one-year probationary term.
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