For Immediate Release – January 19, 2022
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Mayor Tony Perry performed a ceremonial oath of office for three police officers who were promoted at the Middletown Township Committee Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 18th. Police Chief Craig Weber and Deputy Chiefs Robert Stefanski and John Kaiser applauded officers Anthony J. Gigante, Brady M. Carr, and Stephen G. Greenwood while their family members and fellow officers proudly supported them.
Lieutenant Anthony J. Gigante
Officer Anthony J. Gigante was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant. Lt. Gigante is a longtime Middletown resident and a proud graduate of Middletown High School North. He attended William Paterson University, where he earned a degree in communications. Lt. Gigante has been working for the Middletown Township Police Department (MTPD) for 24 years and has been a member of the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) for 22 years. He has undertaken several roles within the ESU, but his most recent role is commander. Lt. Gigante gained experience working in the MTPD’s undercover narcotics unit for two years and is one of the department’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified drone pilots. His certification grants him the ability to to operate several ground robots and two aerial drones. His wife, Erica, and daughter, Ella, held the Bible as he recited his oath of office.
Sergeant Brady M. Carr
Officer Brady M. Carr was promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Carr is a lifelong Wall Township resident. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for five years. He was deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before he was honorably discharged in 2006. He graduated from Monmouth County Police Academy's course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEO) in 2010 and the Cape May County Police Academy Basic Course for Police Officers the following year. He served as a Class II SLEO in the Asbury Park Police Department before joining the Middletown Township Police Department in 2010. His sons, Brady and Sterling, held the Bible as he recited his oath of office.
Sergeant Stephen G. Greenwood
Officer Stephen G. Greenwood was promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Greenwood is a third-generation police officer and is proudly following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. He grew up in Little Silver and now lives in Middletown. After earning his high school degree, he enlisted in the United States Air Force for three years and was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He became a Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard in 2005 and continues to hold that title. After leaving the United States Air Force, he graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy's course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEO) and the Cape May County Police Academy Basic Course for Police Officers. He worked as a Class II SLEO at the Little Silver Police Department from 2005 to 2009, prior to joining the Middletown Township Police Department. In 2015, he was selected to be a part of the Township's first patrol response canine (K-9) team since the 1980s. Since then, Sgt. Greenwood has worked with three K-9s in patrol response, narcotics detection, and explosive detection, has become a certified police K-9 trainer for the New Jersey State Police, serves as a commander of the ESU, and has received four medals of merit. His son, Stephen, held the Bible as he recited his oath of office.
Pictured from left: Mayor Tony Perry, Deputy Chief John Kaiser, Sergeant Brady Carr, Sergeant Stephen Greenwood, Lieutenant Anthony Gigante, Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski, and Police Chief Craig Weber