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Promotions Within the Bureau of Corrections
Release Date: October 25, 2017

Bureau of Corrections Promotes Three Officers

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the promotions of three officers within the Bureau of Corrections.

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(L-R) Corporal James Aumick, Sergeant Todd Blohm, Corporal Sean Long, Sheriff Michael F. Strada

Corrections Officer James Aumick has been promoted to the rank of Corporal. He is a 1998 graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School and lifelong resident of Sussex County. A 15-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Aumick began his law enforcement career in September 2002 when he was hired by the Sussex County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. Corporal Aumick is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Officer Training Class of 2003. A dedicated employee to the County of Sussex, Corporal Aumick has been assigned to the Sheriff's SLAP/SWAP program for the past six years. He is very well respected in our communities for his dedicated service to the SLAP/SWAP program. Corporal Aumick has also been used and will continue to be used for many of our emergency operations here at the jail. He will remain assigned to the SLAP/SWAP Program.

Corrections Officer Todd Blohm has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Blohm was hired in 2009 and attended Passaic County Police Academy. He is a member of the bureau's Special Operations Group and actively assists with a variety of specialized tasks. Sergeant Blohm has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award, and was also named Employee of the Month in June of 2016. Sergeant Blohm's professionalism, work ethic, and leadership abilities are an asset to the department and we wish him the best of luck as he embarks on a new phase of his career.

Corrections Officer Sean Long has been promoted to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Long is a graduate Port Jervis High School and also a graduate of Sussex County Community College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. A 15-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Long began his law enforcement career in September 2002 when he was hired by the Sussex County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. Corporal Long is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Officer Training Class of 2004. Corporal Long has received numerous commendations throughout his career including one in 2011 where Corporal Long's lifesaving skills contributed to an inmate surviving a suicide attempt. Corporal Long's professional abilities and his attention to detail has resulted over the years in the numerous findings and prevention of contraband in our facility.

Past Promotion News


July 1, 2016

Promotions Within the Bureau of Corrections

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Bureau of Corrections.

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(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

Michael Scuzzese
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.

Jeremy Lock
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.

Anthony Masucci
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.

Daniel Truppo
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.

Erich Olsen
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.

Brian Snyder
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.

Jeffery Miller
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.


December 21, 2015

Sussex County Sheriff
(L-R) Cpl. Stephen Murphy, Sgt. Eric Groeger, Sheriff Michael F. Strada, and Lt. Allan O'Gorman

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Bureau of Corrections.

Sergeant Allan O'Gorman has been promoted to lieutenant. A 13 year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Lieutenant O'Gorman began his law enforcement career in 1997 as a dispatcher with the Hopatcong Borough Police Department. He served for 5 years in Hopatcong before being hired by the Sussex County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer in 2002. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007. Lieutenant O'Gorman holds an Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration from the Community College of Morris and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from William Paterson University. Following his promotion, Lt. O'Gorman has been assigned to command the 3pm-11pm shift at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.

Corrections Officer Eric Groeger has been promoted to Sergeant. A 2002 Hopatcong High School graduate, he attended Sussex County Community College before being hired by the Sheriff's Office. A 9 year veteran of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Corrections, Sgt. Groeger was recently awarded the Sheriff's Honorable Service Award for his assistive actions in successfully saving the life of an inmate during a medical emergency in May of 2015. Following his promotion, Sgt. Groeger has been assigned as a supervisor on the 3pm-11pm shift at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.

Corrections Officer Stephen Murphy has been promoted to Corporal. A 1998 graduate of Butler High School, he attended the County College of Morris before being hired by the Sussex County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. A 15 year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Murphy received the Sheriff's Lifesaving Award in 2002 for his actions in successfully thwarting an inmate's attempted suicide. Following his promotion, Corporal Murphy has been assigned to the 7am-3pm shift at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.

Corrections Officer Jason Kimble has been promoted to Corporal. A 1991 graduate of Newton High School, he attended both Lock Haven and Montclair Universities while he pursued a degree in Physical Education. A 15 year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Kimble began his law enforcement career in 2000 when he was hired by the Sussex County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. During his career, Corporal Kimble has received the Sheriff's Educational Achievement Award, the Good Conduct Award, and the Lifesaving Award for his actions in preventing an inmate's attempted suicide in 2002. A former member of the Sheriff's Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and a 6 year rider on the annual Police Unity Tour, Corporal Kimble is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Negotiator course. Following his promotion, Corporal Kimble has been assigned to the 7am-3pm shift at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.

Sheriff Strada thanks each of the above members for their service and congratulates them on their new positions.






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