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Township Hires Police Officers and Promotes a Sergeant

Hillsborough Township 379 South  Branch Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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News Release

Contact:  Mayor Doug Tomson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone:    908-369-3535 August 11,  2020



Township Hires Police Officers and Promotes a Sergeant


The Township Committee at Tuesday’s Meeting, acted on the recommendation of the Chief of Police and the Public Safety liaisons, hiring three police officers.  “Recent retirements resulted in various vacancies within the Police Department.   Upon the conclusion of a thorough search and interview process of very capable candidates, the following officers were selected to be hired:  Frank Polizzi, Justin Tesorio and Eric Lisanti,” stated Mayor Doug Tomson.  

Frank Polizzi is 26 years of age and resides in Colonia.  He previously worked as a police officer at the Rutgers Police Department.  Justin Tesorio is 21 years of age, residing in Jamesburg.  He previously worked as a police officer with Princeton University Public Safety Department.  Eric Lisanti is 22 years of age and resides in Belle Meade.  He previously worked as a Class Two Special Officer at Union City Police Department.     

“Congratulations to the officers upon their completion of the unconventional yet extensive interviewing process, welcome to the Hillsborough community. I would also like to extend my congratulations to Sergeant McLain, ” added Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Public Safety Liaison.  

“The Hillsborough Township Police Department looks forward to having these new officers join our ranks,” stated Hillsborough Township Police Chief Mike McMahon.  

As a result of the current public health crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, Township meetings are not open to the public.  The officers were joined by their families earlier in the day for the ceremonial swearing in.  Mayor Doug Tomson and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Liaison for Public Safety attended the swearing in ceremony.

Sergeant Thomas McLain is a 21 year veteran of the Hillsborough Township Police Department and, during his career, worked as an officer in the Patrol Division from 1999 to 2003, in the Investigative Division as Senior Resource Officer from 2003 to 2004,  was Appointed Corporal in the Patrol Division from 2016 to 2017, and Investigative Division/Juvenile where he is currently working.  Sergeant McLain has received many command citations, commendations, letters of appreciation, and performance notices, for a number of jobs well-done throughout his 21 years of service with the Department. 


“Congratulations to Sergeant McLain on his promotion.  We thank him for his years of dedicated service to the community,” stated Hillsborough Township Police Chief Mike McMahon.   



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