Promotions given to three Fair Lawn Police Officers

March 14, 2013 by  

The borough manager of Fair Lawn, NJ, Tom Meltzer, last week announced three promotions within the police department. No doubt the flyer printing and poster printing will be used by the police department to make the community aware of these movements, which have been the result of the retirement of the two highest ranking officers in the department.

At the March 19 council meeting, Lt. Robert Kneer, who has served the longest as an officer in the department, will be promoted to Captain. Sgt; James Corcoran, who has been with the force since 2000, will be promoted to Lieutenant; and Detective Timothy O’Shaughnessy, who joined the force in 20005, will be also be promoted to Lieutenant.

Kneer became a member of the force in 1973 and, according to Michael O’Brien, the president of the Policeman’s Benevolent Association, has shown that he is compassionate and caring when it comes to the community and its officers.

Prior to joining the police force, Corcoran served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He has worked primarily as a narcotics expert in conjunction with the Passaic and Bergen County Narcotics Task Force Units. Other organizations with which he has worked include the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Office of Homeland Security.

Also a narcotics expert, O’Shaughnessy is a member of the detective bureau in the department. O’Brien has called him a professional who is very level-headed and is an excellent police officer, very much deserving of his promotion.