Freeholder Christopher Rafano Announces The Promotions and Hiring of Middlesex County Corrections Officers

Freeholder Christopher D. Rafano, Chairman of the Law and Public Safety Committee has announced the promotions and hiring of corrections officers at the Middlesex County Department of Corrections.

“On Thursday, December 5, 2002, we inducted ten new Correction Officer recruits and promoted seven veteran Officers to the rank of Sergeant at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Facility,” Rafano said.

“The new recruits must complete a rigorous 16-week training program that will challenge them academically, physically and emotionally in order to prepare them for the challenges of service as correction officers,” Rafano explained.

“The new recruits are John Bell of Parlin, Kevin Cebulski of Sayreville, Lauren Duca of Monmouth Junction, Georgios Koukourdelis of South River, James Mioduszewski of Spotswood, Brett Olma of Monroe, Michael Sadeghian of Monroe, Brian Szumowski of South Amboy, Toby Metzger of East Brunswick and Richard Grover of North Brunswick,” Rafano added.

“Two of the newly sworn-in officers have actually worked for the Department of Corrections prior to taking positions as Correction Officers. Richard Grover was employed as a Clerk Driver in the Administrative Offices and Toby Metzger served as a Communications Officer in Master Control at the Adult Correction Facility,” Rafano continued.

“The Correction Officers promoted to the rank of Sergeant were Jose Maldonado of East Brunswick with 19 years of service, Frank Redding of Sayreville with 17 years of service, Edwin Moreno of Bellemead with 16 years of service, David Weiss of North Brunswick with 15 years of service, John Crandall of Jamesburg with 14 years of service, Vito LaSala of Middlesex Borough with 14 years of service and Monique Honyecz of North Brunswick with 11 years of service,” Rafano said.

“One of the real pleasures of serving the people of this county, as a member of their Board of Chosen Freeholders, is the opportunity to reward dedicated, career employees with promotion and to induct conscientious, eager new employees to follow in their footsteps. My congratulations go to our new inductees and to our new sergeants. I’m confident that they will be great public servants in their new positions and that they will maintain the high standards and tradition of excellence our people have come to expect from our Adult Correction program,” Rafano concluded.