RbpdofficersFrom left, with their new ranks: Lt. Daniel Bannon; Sgt. Robert Gannon; Capt. Thomas McDonough; Lt. Eliot Ramos; Capt. Darren McConnell; Sgt. Robert Kennedy; Lt. Richard Mangold and Sgt. Errico Vescio. (Click to enlarge)

Following through on a recent department restructuring that Red Bank officials say will save $10,000 this year, the borough council last night promoted eight officers, including two to captain.

Lieutenants Darren McConnell and Tom McDonough were elevated to captains. With the recent elimination of the vacant deputy chief slot, the department now has four officers at the captain’s level just below that of the chief.

Sergeants Daniel Bannon, Richard Mangold and Eliot Ramos were boosted to lieutenants.

Robert Gannon, Robert Kennedy and Errico Vescio rose from patrolmen to sergeants.

Today’s Asbury Park Press has capsule bios on each.

“They’re out there at four in the morning when we’re asleep and at one in the afternoon, when most of us are at work,” Mayor Pasquale Menna told an audience that had packed the council chamber for the occasion. “I speak for all of us, I think, when I say that I’m grateful.”

Here’s the restructuring ordinance, which passed last month: Download 2008-22.pdf

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