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Police Announce Hiring of 3 Fair Lawn High School Grads

Fair Lawn will swear in its three newest police officers at a council meeting in January and expects them to be on the road in town by October 2013.

Fair Lawn Police Chief Erik Rose announced Thursday the hiring of the borough's three newest police officers, all of whom are borough natives with strong ties to the community.

Fair Lawn High School graduates Christopher O'Shaughnessy (Class of 2000), Nicholas Snyder (Class of 2002) and John Rovetto (Class of 2005) will be sworn in as borough police officers at the Jan. 15 council meeting, before shipping off to the Bergen County Police Academy three days later, Rose said.

The new hires, who were brought on in anticipation of multiple officers retiring over the next few years, should hit the road as full-fledged members of the force in October 2013.

O’Shaughnessy, 30, whose older brother Timothy is a Fair Lawn police detective, served six years in the United States Navy with their Military Police force before separating as a Second Class Master at Arms. He most recently worked for Park Avenue Acura, after leaving the service.

Snyder, 29, is a volunteer fireman and ambulance corps member in town. The 2006 Lafayette College graduate worked previously for Fuchs Ambulance in Fair Lawn.

Rovetto, 25, is a 2010 graduate of William Paterson University, where he studied history. He worked previously for the Transportation Security Administration. 

Barring any end-of-year retirements, the police department will have 58 officers once these three are sworn in next month.

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Luke Margolis December 21, 2012 at 03:36 AM
What a coincidence that the best three candidates are local grads! Additional congrats to the O’Shaughnessy family. Minor correction for Zak, Park Ave Acura is not known Acura of Paramus.
fred December 21, 2012 at 02:37 PM
We are finally doing something correct. They are the best of Fair Lawn. Good luck to them all.
Neighborhood Watch December 21, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Thank god they are local grads and borough residents. It's exactly what the police department needs! Young officers with strong ties to the community who want to serve the town they grew up in! Good luck to the new officers!
compensation December 21, 2012 at 04:32 PM
i attended FLHS around the same time as Snyder and O’Shaughnessy and couldnt be happier with this choice. both have either served our country or volunteered to help keep our community safe. I feel much more comfortable with men like them looking out for my families safety. Best of luck to our three new officers
why didn't I think of that December 21, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Fair Lawn residence are always first to be considered for hire.
Sam Leigh December 22, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Osh was a Master at Arms Second Class (MA2)
Dorothy Kilgallen December 22, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Now if we could get the fellas with 700 years service to retire.......and their ridiculous lawsuits to go away........we will be in great shape.

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