Promotions Within the Bureau of Corrections
Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Bureau of Corrections.
(L-R) Corporal Jeffery Miller, Sergeant Jeremy Lock, Sergeant Anthony Masucci, Sheriff Michael Strada, Warden Mark Farsi, Sergeant Daniel Truppo, Sergeant Michael Scuzzese, Sergeant Erich Olsen
Officer Michael Scuzzese has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. A six year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Sergeant Scuzzese began his law enforcement career in 2010. He currently serves on multiple specialized units for the department. A US Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy, Sergeant Scuzzese also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science as well as a Master's Degree in Science of Management.
Corrections Officer Jeremy Lock has been promoted to sergeant. A 1998 High Point Regional High School graduate, Sergeant Lock is an 8-year veteran of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Corrections. In 2013 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for his actions in subduing a violent inmate after receiving serious injuries during the altercation. He was named Officer of the year in 2014. He holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.
Corporal Anthony Masucci has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Masucci began his law enforcement career with the Sussex County Sheriff's Office in 1996. A graduate of the NJ State Police Training Commission Basic Training Course, during his 20 year career with the Sheriff's Office, Sergeant Masucci has served as a Field Training Officer, a certified Police Academy Instructor, a certified Basic Life Support/AED Instructor, a member of the Special Operations Group with extensive training in High Risk Transports, Cell Extractions, and Hostage Rescue Team. He is a recipient of the Sheriff's Achievement Award and Good Conduct Award as well as an active member/rider of the Police Unity Tour. Sergeant Masucci's most recent assignment has been with the department's Special Services Division as the Supply and Logistics Officer.
Corrections Officer Daniel Truppo has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. A 2001 graduate of Lenape Valley Regional High School, Sergeant Truppo began his career at the Sussex County Sheriff's Office in 2003. A 13 year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Sergeant Truppo is also a volunteer firefighter. In addition to being a recipient of the Sheriff's Achievement Award, Sergeant Truppo was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for his actions during a fire in the correctional facility's laundry room in 2005.
Corporal Erich Olsen has been promoted to Sergeant. A 20 year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, throughout his career, Sergeant Olsen has served as a Field Training Officer, Assistant Team Commander of the Special Operations Group, Tactical Response Unit Team Leader, Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Emergency Management Team Member, Police Academy Instructor, and the Bureau of Corrections' Armorer. A graduate of the New Jersey State Corrections Officer Training Academy (COTA), Sergeant Olsen is a three time recipient of the Sheriff's Good Conduct Award as well as the Exceptional Duty Award.
Sergeant Olsen is a past Vice President of Police Benevolence Association Local 378 and, since 2007, is its current President.
Officer Brian Snyder has been promoted to the rank of Corporal. A fifteen year veteran of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Snyder is the recipient of the Sheriff's Achievement Award. Corporal Snyder has worked on the S.L.A.P. and S.W.A.P. unit for six years and has received many letters of recognition for his professionalism and dedication to the department.
Officer Jeffery Miller has been promoted to the rank of Corporal. A fifteen year veteran of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Miller graduated from The Police Academy of Passaic County. Corporal Miller was a recipient of the Sheriff's Achievement Award in 2008.
Sheriff Strada thanks each of the above members for their service and congratulates them on their promotions.