Sheriff announces corrections promotions


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The Sussex County Sheriff's Department recently announced four promotions within the department of Corrections.

Lt. Ed Nemeth has been promoted to captaion; Sgt. John Bannon has been promoted to lieutenant, Officer Jill Phillips has been promoted to sergeant, and officers Thomas Mulroony and Edward Kayal were promoted to corporal.

A 24-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Nemeth served as a security specialist in the United States Air Force for almost 10 years prior to beginning his career with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer in 1990. In 1996, he became a member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and was promoted to Sergeant. From 1996-98 he was assigned as a shift supervisor. In 1998, he was assigned to manage the Classifications, Records, and County Corrections Identification System (CCIS) for the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. A position he maintained until 2000, when he was promoted to lieutenant and designated as a shift commander. Since 2011, Nemeth has served as the commander of Jail Operations. Following this promotion, Nemeth has been named as the executive officer of the Bureau of Corrections. Nemeth holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force.

A 18-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Bannon began his career with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office in 1996. In 2000, he became a member of the Sheriff’s Special Operations Group (SOG). Additionally, he served as a co-coordinator of the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program. In 2009, he was promoted to sergeant and assigned as a shift supervisor. Following this promotion, Bannon has been designated as a shift commander. A graduate of the Middlesex County Police Academy County Corrections Officer class, Bannon also is a dedicated member of the Police Unity Tour. Every year since 2008, Bannon has taken part in the Police Unity Tour, riding a bicycle from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., to increase awareness for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.

A 6-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Phillips began her career with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office in 2008. Following this promotion, Phillips has been assigned as a shift supervisor. A graduate of the Bergen County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Training Class, Phillips also holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice from Centenary College.

A 15-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Mulroony began his career with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office in 1999. Mulroony became member of the Sheriff’s Special Operations Group (SOG) in 2000. Mulroony is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Officer Training class.

A 15-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Kayal began his career with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office in 1999. Kayal is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Officer Training class.

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