Wednesday, December 16, 2015 – Mayor Felix E. Roque, MD and the Board of Commissioners are proud to announce the West New York Police Department’s promotion of four officers. The ceremony took place at the Board of Commissioners meeting in Town Hall located at 428 – 60th Street, West New York. The candidates were joined by family and friends as Mayor Felix E. Roque, MD administered the oath of office. The ceremony also included the honorable presentation of the candidates’ respective ranking badge.
Sergeant Marcos Garciga has served for 16 years as Police Motorcycle Unit to the Traffic Division and later Detective Sergeant of the Criminal Investigation Division for thirteen years of his tenure. He is currently runs the Police Crisis Negotiation Team, and Officer in Charge of the West New York Police Accident Investigation Unit. Sergeant Garciga took the oath and sworn in as Lieutenant.
Sergeant Ray Hernandez has served the WNYPD for 21 years to date. During Sergeant Hernandez tenure, he worked in Community Policing and was later assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Sergeant Hernandez took the oath and sworn in as Lieutenant.
Detective Carlos Mateos has served the WNYPD for 15 years. His tenure has involved assignments to the Community Policing Division, Patrol Division Tactical Patrol Force and the Criminal Investigations Division. Detective Mateos is also a member of WNY Department of Narcotics and currently sworn in as Sergeant.
Patrol Officer Jorge Ramos has served the West New York Police Department for 21 years. He was detailed to the Narcotics Unit and worked at several capacities including Patrol, Motorcycle Officer, Detective and Firearms Instructor. Patrol Officer Ramos is part of the WNYPD SWAT team, member the executive Board of the Police Benevolent Association and will currently sworn in as Sergeant.
Mayor Roque adds, “I’m very proud of our Police Officers and the ranks they’ve achieved. I’m certain they will do a great job as our Police Department continues to ensure the public safety of our residents evident in the 6% reduction in crime.”
The promotions accompany a reorganization of the Police Department’s existing Operations Bureau into four commands of manageable size. The adjustment were designed to improve efficiency and caliber of supervision. Additionally, West New York is currently sending six new recruits to the academy.