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Washington Township gets new police chief, captain, commanders, officer

Photo Credit: ABOVE (l. to r.): Police Chief Glenn Hooper; Capt. Gregg Hackbarth; Lt. John Calamari, Sgt. Michael Glock, Cpl. Steven Riedel

SHOUT OUTS: The Washington Township Police Department officially has a new chief and several new commanding officers.

Chief Glenn Hooper was appointed to the department in June 1977. He rose through the ranks while serving as a field training officer, firearms instructor and running day-to-day department functions since 2011.

Capt. Gregg Hackbarth joined the department in November 1979 and has served as a traffic officer, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office fatal accident investigator, child safety seat technician and patrol commander. He has organized the department’s traffic safety poster Contest for students at Westwood Regional School District since 1988.

Lt. John Calamari joined in August 1993 and has served as domestic violence officer, juvenile officer, Megan’s Law officer and Uniform Crime reporter. He’s been a detective since 2004 and run the detective bureau since 2011.

Sgt. Michael Glock was appointed in August 1996 and has served as the departments firearms instructor, TAC officer, DARE officer, gang liason and assistant traffic officer. A township firefighter, Glock is also the department’s PBA liason and serves as treasurer for PBA Local 206.

Cpl. Steven Riedel joined the department in January 1996. He has served as the firearms instructor, has received several life-saving awards and has consistently been the department leader in DUI arrests — for which Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Jersey have recognized him.

The newest addition to the department, Officer Michael Ferrarini, was appointed this past May as Class II Special Officer.

He was sworn as a police officer along with those promoted Tuesday.

Ferrarini previously was a deputy with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and a police dispatcher with the Clifton Police Department.

PHOTO, ABOVE (l. to r.): Police Chief Glenn Hooper; Capt. Gregg Hackbarth; Lt. John Calamari, Sgt. Michael Glock, Cpl. Steven Riedel,
Police Officer Michael Ferrarini

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