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Top Cop Is Now a Sergeant

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 10:17
Bradley Hughes is now an East Hampton Town police sergeant.
Tom Gogola

Last month he was named the East Hampton Town Police Department’s Officer of the Year, and now Bradley Hughes has been promoted to police sergeant.

The East Hampton Town Board voted to approve his promotion last Thursday following a recommendation by East Hampton Police Chief Michael Sarlo, and following the officer’s successful completion of a Suffolk County Civil Service exam for the position, which carries an annual salary of $147,130.

Sergeant Hughes, 29, is a seven-year veteran of the force and a graduate of East Hampton High School. He earned bragging rights as top cop in East Hampton in 2022 first by being the valedictorian in a “rigorous and intensive 160-hour Drug Recognition Expert training course offered by the Suffolk County Police Department,” Chief Sarlo told The Star last month. Sergeant Hughes himself attributed the award in large part to a CPR save in Montauk, which he performed on a woman at Gurney’s Resort last fall.

Along with his promotion, the town board also voted last week to permanently appoint three new officers to the town police force, following their successful completion of an 18-month probationary period. Jack Bori, Nicholas Kochanasz, and Nicole Fierro were initially hired on a probationary basis in March of 2021.

And, following a review by the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service of his duties and responsibilities, the board moved to reclassify and promote Jason Charron to the position of headmaster II in the Marine Patrol Department, at a salary of about $77,000 annually.

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