The Borough of Avalon filled vacancies in its police department during the Borough Council meeting held on Wednesday, June 25th. The three new officers were recommended to Council by Police Chief William McCormick and were sworn in during the meeting by Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi.

Anthony DeCesero Jr.

“It’s always exciting when one of the most proficient police departments in the State of New Jersey is able to add new police officers to its ranks”, Mayor Pagliughi said. “These young men are ready to protect and serve the citizens and visitors in the Borough of Avalon”. The three hires were made to replace members of the Avalon Police Department who have recently retired.

The new patrolmen are: Anthony DeCesero, who served for two summers as a Class II Special Officer with the Avalon Police Department before serving as a full time Class II Officer with the Vineland Police Department; Gregory Armstrong, who served with the Cape May City Police Department as a Class II Special Officer and Colby Meloy, who served as a Class II Special Officer with the Ocean City Police Department. Chief McCormick reports that all three new hires come highly recommended to the Borough of Avalon.

The Mayor and Avalon Borough Council also presented Borough Administrator Andrew Bednarek with an official proclamation thanking him for his three decades of service to community. This was Bednarek’s final Council meeting while serving as Borough Administrator.

Colby Meloy

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The Avalon Borough Council will hold its official reorganization meeting on Tuesday, July 1st, at 4:00pm at Avalon Borough Hall.