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New Milford police promote three

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SHOUT OUTS: A trio of New Milford police veterans were recently promoted, giving the department a new lieutenant, sergeant and detective.

New Lt. William A. Duby, Jr. joined the force in October 1993. He became sergeant two years ago. Duby has earned several awards and commendations for outstanding work as a drug recognition expert, firearms application investigator, Alcotest coordinator and UCR officer. He also is a member of the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Force.

New Sgt. Christopher A. Vinci , a U.S. Air Force veteran, joined the department in 1996. He serves as an assistant to the fleet manager and bicycle officer and is a member of the Urban Area Security Initiative Rapid Deployment Force. Vinci served in Panama, Somalia, during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and recently in Iraq.

Detective Nelson Perez came to the force in 2001 from the Paterson Police Department. He has earned several awards and commendations for outstanding police work and was assigned to the Detective Bureau last October. He has participated in several arrests while serving with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Heroin Initiative Task Force targeting dealers in Paterson.

“The governing body’s unanimous and bipartisan approval of these promotions is a strong statement to the residents that the priority of their elected officials is public safety over politics,” Police Chief Frank Papapietro said.

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