Kyle Snyder was appointed and sworn in as a Roselle Park Probationary Police Officer last night during the April 16th Mayor & Council meeting. Mr. Snyder comes from the Carteret Police Department and will become an official officer on June 1st of this year. This will coincide with the retirement of officer Michael Bell, a 27-year veteran of the police force.
In reflecting on Officer Bell’s retirement, Police Chief Paul Morrison commented, “Officer Bell was assigned to the patrol division during his 27 year career and was known by his fellow officers as someone who you could always depend on in dangerous, and complex situations. Officer Bell served as a dedicated officer in Roselle Park for 27 years and I wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
Welcoming Officer Snyder, the Chief stated, “He took the initiative to put himself through the Police Academy where he graduated from Ocean County Police Academy. He was interviewed along with several other candidates. Kyle, by far, was the number one candidate here in Roselle Park. I wish you many, many years of success [and] happiness as a police officer. Congratulations.”
After being sworn in and accompanied by his family, Officer Snyder offered some words, “I’d like to thank all my family and friends for coming out and supporting me but most importantly Mayor Hokanson and Chief Morrison, for giving me the opportunity and the rest of council, for making this day possible. I promise to serve to the best of my capability everyday in the Borough of Roselle Park. Thank you everyone.”
This will maintain the current staffing level of the Roselle Park Police Department and Officer Snyder will have a starting salary of $52,985.46.