Edison swears in 9 new police officers and 5 new firefighters

The township of Edison expanded its police and fire department ranks Wednesday.



Township officials swore in nine new police officers and five new firefighters during a special ceremony.



Edison Mayor Tom Lankey says that the new recruits are quite impressive and says that many have worked in other departments statewide.



"It's a fine group, which is what we we've been able to bring on over the last few years," he says. "I think the reputation of the department has been improving drastically over the last few years."



The new hires bring the police department up to more than 180 officers, according to the mayor.


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