The , down to 54 officers since the , will swear in a new officer early next week to bring its force numbers back up to 55.
The new officer, Anthony Burgos, will be sworn in at next Tuesday's council meeting, Chief Erik Rose said.
Rose said Burgos, who previously worked in Paterson and is bilingual, will be a great asset to the department.
Like current , Burgos was laid off from Paterson's police force in 2011. Unlike Rodriguez, who decided to leave Fair Lawn and return to Paterson when offered his job back, Rose said Burgos has already indicated that he prefers to work in Fair Lawn and would not accept an offer to return to Paterson.