Three Montclair police officers were promoted from probationary to full status during a swearing-in ceremony held Monday, June 17 in Municipal Council Chambers. Deputy Municipal Clerk Juliet Lee administered the Oath of Office to officers Brandon Taylor, Keith Lumpkin and Joseph Juliano.
All three officers are Montclair residents. They graduated from the Essex County College Police Academy in Newark in June of last year.
Officer Keith Lumpkin Attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ majoring in labor studies and employment relations. While at Rutgers he played football for the Scarlet Knights. From November 2016 to 2017 he worked with Essex Junior Academy students and staff on projects related to improving and maintaining an educational environment conducive to learning.
Officer Joseph L. Julian graduated Fordham University, Bronx, NY with a major in history. He has been serving in the New Jersey Army National Guard since October 2010. Officer Julian is also known for his community service work, volunteering at Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair and for Habitat for Humanity in Newark, NJ helping build and restore homes in the city.
Officer Brandon Taylor majored in science and business management at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. He was a recipient of an NCAA Division 1 Athletic and Academic Scholarship and was selected to the Student Athlete Mentor Program. Officer Taylor is also an assistant coach in the Montclair Cobras football program.