Manchester Township Police have announced the promotion of Officer David Fusaro to the rank of Sergeant that featured a special ceremony October 3, in the Municipal Complex Civic Center.

Mayor Kenneth Palmer administered the Sergeant Oath to Officer Fusaro before his family, including his father, Councilman Samuel Fusaro, and police personnel, including Chief Lisa Parker.

Sgt. Fusaro was promoted to fill a supervisor vacancy following a recent retirement from the department.

"Attaining the rank of sergeant takes an incredible amount of dedication and sacrifice, not only for the officer undergoing this rigorous testing process, but also their family," Chief Parker said. "Over his years of decorated service, Sgt. Fusaro has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to our community, its residents and his fellow officers."

Sgt. Fusaro began his career in law enforcement in 2004 with the Seaside Heights Police Department.

He was hired by the Manchester Township Police Department three years later and Parker says due to his exemplary work he was selected to become a member of the Investigations Bureau in 2015.

He began to conduct numerous investigations into various types of crimes and served as a Field Training Officer, Domestic Violence County Liaison, Firearms Instructor, and Megan's Law Liaison among other positions.

Sgt. Fusaro also co-founded the Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge, which has raised nearly $20,000.00 for charity.

"This proud day would not be possible without the continued support of Mayor Palmer and the Township Council. I can say with sincerity and appreciation that their support makes all of this is possible," Chief Parker said.

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