Saturday, January 16, 2016

"Meet Our Officers" introducing PO Christopher Brugger

Christopher Brugger was born in Hackensack, NJ. He attended Hasbrouck Heights High School and has always had an interest in a law enforcement career. He later made the choice to serve his country in the military by enlisting with United States Navy. During his enlistment, Christopher served as a Master at Arms which is a Naval Police Officer. He received law enforcement training as a military police officer and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during "Operation Enduring Freedom" and also attended the Navy’s SWAT school in Groton, CT. Christopher was hired and trained as a Class I Special Police Officer working with the Ridgefield Police Department. He has also worked in the Security Industry in the private sector.

Christopher attended Berkeley College and has received extensive schooling from his military career which included non-lethal weapons, arrests, searches, anti-terrorism, hostage negotiations, DWI enforcement, first aid and communications. All this military training has prepared him to take on a career and serve as a law enforcement officer with the Bergenfield Police Department.

Christopher is in his first year with the Bergenfield Police Department and is looking to serve the community of Bergenfield using his leadership experience from serving with the US Navy as a Military Police Officer, as well as his knowledge and experiences from working in the security industry. He feels he is prepared for this step in his professional life because of meeting many challenges during his life time. Experiences which he says are "tests which are put before us to see how strong we can be." 

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