Police Officer Benjamin Ortega, a 17-year veteran of the North Bergen Police Department, was promoted to detective on Friday, Oct. 14. Mayor Nicholas Sacco presented him with a gold shield in a ceremony in Municipal Hall.
Prior to serving with the North Bergen police, Ortega served three years with the NYPD. He is an extremely active member of the Hispanic American Law Enforcement Association (H.A.L.E.A.).
Among those participating in the swearing-in ceremony and congratulating Detective Ortega were Police Chief Robert Dowd, Public Safety Commissioner Allen Pascual, and Freeholder Anthony Vainieri.