October 20, 2023
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered the oath of office to two promoted police officers, new Police Sergeant Kenny Azambuja and new Police Lieutenant Philip Melhorn, who fill existing positions in the police department, at a recent ceremony.
Mayor Mironov stated, “This is an exciting evening for East Windsor Township and our Police Department, and especially for Sergeant Azambuja and Lieutenant Melhorn, who are experienced and accomplished officers who have worked hard to earn these promotions. We all congratulate the promoted officers on this professional recognition and their continued service to our Township.”
Lieutenant Philip Melhorn, hired in July 2006, has served in Uniform Services as a Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician and Officer-In-Charge and in January of 2017, was assigned as Detective in Investigative Services. In February 2019, he was promoted to Sergeant, serving as Platoon Supervisor, and then in November 2022, he was assigned to Investigative Services as the Investigative Services Supervisor. Lieutenant Melhorn also has served as Public Information Officer, Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinator, Child Abduction Response Team Liaison and a member of the Internal Affairs Unit. Lieutenant Melhorn received a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey and Master of Science degree from the University of Nevada. Lieutenant Melhorn will be the interim Commander of Administrative Services. in Administration Science of Justice from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Sergeant Kenny Azambuja, hired in August 2006, has served in Uniform Services as a Field Training Officer and Officer in Charge. In November 2022, he was assigned as a Detective in Investigative Services and has served as a Firearms Instructor and Precision Rifle Operator. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Sergeant Azambuja will be assigned as a Platoon Supervisor in Uniform Services.
East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered the oath of office to newly promoted Police Officers, Police Sergeant Kenny Azambuja (center left) and Police Lieutenant Philip Melhorn (center right) in a ceremony attended by Chief of Police Jason Hart (right), elected officials and other police officers.