Fair Lawn Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant
Lonnie Mergler's promotion will be announced at Tuesday's council meeting
Mergler, 45, grew up in Fair Lawn and lived in the borough until he was 30. He began as a police dispatcher in 1990, and became an officer in 1995.
He's been acting as the supervisor of a patrol shift for over a year, but is now set to receive the actual Sergeant title.
Sgt. Mergler is in charge of the police department's communications systems, and has worked performing the necessary communications systems purchasing, programming, installation and maintenance. He's also a field training officer and a bicycle officer.