Department Promotions

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Department Promotions

At our Township Council Meeting we were pleased to celebrate five promotions within our police department. We’d like to congratulate Sergeant Scott Duncan, Sergeant James Skripko, Sergeant Kyle Martucci, Lieutenant Peter Sundack, and Deputy Chief Michael Brosnan. Congratulations gentleman!

Sergeant  Scott Duncan  #303

Sergeant  Scott Duncan was raised in Brick Township and currently resides in Toms River.  He graduated from Brick Memorial High School in 1993 and then went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice  from  Stockton  University.  Following college, Sergeant  Duncan attended and graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy and  began  his  law  enforcement career as a Special  Law Enforcement  Officer with the Point  Pleasant  Beach  Police Department.

In January 2001, Sergeant Duncan was hired as a full time officer with the Toms River Police Department  where, throughout  his  time as  a patrol  officer, he was honored as the recipient of several awards including two Merit Awards, a Life Saving Award and a Class B Award.  Some of the highlights throughout Scott’s  career  include  being  a  certified  EMT,   Executive Board Financial Secretary for PBA #137,  Explorer Advisor for Toms River Police Explorer Post #137,  Field Training  Officer and a  member of the Emergency Service Unit.

Sergeant James Skripko #352

Sergeant James Skripko has been a resident of Toms River since 1987.  After graduating from Toms River High School North, he earned  his Associates  Degree in Business Administration from Ocean County  College  in  1997.  Sergeant Skripko then attended The College of New Jersey and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.   Prior to his career in law enforcement he worked as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.  Sergeant Skripko began his career in law enforcement in 2004 as a Class II  Special Law Enforcement  Officer with the Point Pleasant  Beach  Police Department.  He  graduated from  the Cape  May  Class II  Police  Academy with the distinct honor of earning the Director’s Award for being the top overall recruit.  After completing a summer in Point Pleasant Beach, he attended and graduated in 2005 from the Ocean County Police Academy where he finished as the 3rd overall recruit in his class.  In March 2005, he was hired as a full time police officer with the Ocean Township Police Department (Monmouth County).  In June 2007, Sgt. Skripko joined the Toms River Police Department.

During his career as a patrol officer, Sgt. Skripko was honored as the recipient of a life saving award and earned the distinguished pistol expert award.  In 2013, he was selected to be a member of the Field Training Officer Program. Sgt. Skripko recently graduated from the Ocean County Law Enforcement for Advanced Detectives (L.E.A.D.S) class this spring.  Sgt. Skripko is involved in the community as a coach for his son’s baseball team at the Toms River East Little League.  Despite any work accomplishments, he considers his greatest accomplishments being a devoted husband and father.

Sergeant Kyle Martucci #347

Sergeant Kyle Martucci, a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Family Financial Management, joined the Toms River Police Department in August of 2006 and immediately entered the Ocean County Police Academy.  Upon graduation he worked the evening shift and eventually midnights where he has spent most of his career thus far.  In February 2012, he was selected as a member of the department’s Emergency Service Unit and in January 2013 he became a K-9 handler for the department with his partner Cyrus.  As an active member in the PBA, he has held the position of Treasurer since 2010 and is also a  NJ  Police  Training  Commission certified Physical  Conditioning  Instructor and regularly assists with the physical training of members of the Toms River Police Department, as well as recruits in the Ocean County Police Academy.

During Sergeant Martucci’s tenure he has received several lifesaving awards and has been recognized for his service to the community and department.  He has made it a point to become involved in many of the philanthropic and community building events that the department sponsors and regularly gives K-9 demonstrations for various schools and organizations throughout the county.

Lieutenant Peter Sundack #294

 Lieutenant Peter Sundack is a graduate of East Brunswick High School and Rutgers University where he majored in environmental science.  Prior to his law enforcement career, he was an Environmental Scientist and Hazardous Materials Specialist for Cornell University Medical School and a Safety &  Security Manager for St. Peter’s University Hospital.   He has been a certified Emergency Medical Technician for 29 years and was a volunteer first aider.  Lieutenant Sundack began his career with Toms River Police in August of 2000 and graduated from Ocean County Police Academy Class 75.  During  his time as a patrol officer he was assigned as a School Resource Officer for Toms River High School East and Intermediate School East.  In 2012 he was promoted to Sergeant as a patrol supervisor and additionally supervised the School Resource Officer and Bicycle Units.  Lieutenant  Sundack received several commendations and a life saving award.

Lieutenant  Sundack  is  a  long-time instructor  at Ocean County Police Academy in  the  areas  of  Community Relations, Community Policing and Communications.  He  is  an in-service instructor  for  Toms River Police  Department agency training.

Deputy  Chief   Michael  Brosnan  #250

Deputy  Chief   Michael  Brosnan  joined  the  Toms  River  Police  Department in September of 1994.  He is a graduate of Toms River High School East, received a Bachelor of Science in  Administration of   Justice  from  Rutgers  University,  and  a  Master  of  Arts  in   Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.  Deputy Chief Brosnan is a graduate of the Ocean County Police Academy and the  FBI  National  Academy.  He  is an active member of  the FBI  National  Academy   Associates,  the  National   Tactical   Officers  Association, and the NJ Honor Legion. He is also a NJ Certified Public Manager.

Deputy Chief Brosnan previously served in various capacities in both the patrol and criminal investigation bureaus.  He has been awarded several awards and citations including the American Legion Officer of the Year and the “200” Club Valor Award in 2000. He  is currently assigned as the Operations Bureau Commander overseeing the patrol division and special operations.

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