The Port Washington police force expanded last Friday morning with the swearing-in of three new officers.
Police Chief Robert DelMuro presided over the ceremony where Jonathan Fiorino, Fred Schaaf and Anthony Guadagno were inducted into the police academy.
This will be Fiorino’s first time serving in a police department, he said. He took the test in 2012 and said his fourth interview was with the Port Washington Police Department.
Fiorino graduated from Nassau Community College and works for the YMCA and city beaches in Glen Cove.
DelMuro said when he informed the other chiefs of his decision to hire Fiorino, Glen Cove Police Chief Bill Whitton emailed him saying “Jonathan is a great guy and that he would have hired him if he could have gotten to him.”
Whitton told DelMuro that Fiorino worked at the gym that he went to and when Fiorino witnessed a gym member pass out, he immediately sprang into action and rendered aid.
“Jonathan, you come highly recommended by a good friend of mine,” DelMuro said. “It seems that Jonathan already has some of the good qualities of a good police officer.”
Fiorino said he is looking forward to beginning his career with the Port Washington Police Department and was sworn in by Port Washington Police Commissioner Thomas Rice.
“It’s been a long time in the making,” he said. “It is definitely nerve-wracking, but I am excited to go to the academy and join.”
Schaaf comes to Port Washington after having served in the New York Police Department’s 79th Precinct in Brooklyn, where he was assigned to Operation Impact and then to patrol in 2011.
He received a bachelor’s degree in international criminal justice from John Jay College in Manhattan.
DelMuro said Schaaf also received several excellent duty awards at the NYPD.
“He now brings his experience to the Port Washington police,” the police chief said.
Schaaf was sworn in by Port Washington Police Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins.
“I am definitely excited and am looking forward to this new career,” Schaaf said. “It seems like a beautiful place to work and everyone here seems very friendly and nice.”
Guadagno is another NYPD alumnus. In 2005, he joined the NYPD’s 100th Precinct in Rockaway Beach after having graduated from Suffolk Community College in 2004.
DelMuro said Guadagno served in various capacities with the NYPD and in 2016 he was promoted to patrol sergeant.
Guadagno said he is very excited to begin working in the Port Washington Police Department and was sworn in by Rice.