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Newark PD promotes officer to new role

The Newark Police Department has promoted Sergeant Nick Dapolito to the position of criminal investigator, according to a press release by village officials. Dapolito, a seasoned officer with 16 years in law enforcement, will fill the vacancy created by the impending retirement of Investigator Jay Warren.

Mayor Jonathan Taylor lauded Dapolito’s previous experience and collaborations within the WayneNET (Narcotics Enforcement Team), which he anticipates will serve Dapolito well in his new role.

Starting his law enforcement career with the Clyde Police Department in 2007, Dapolito moved to Newark PD a year later and was promoted to sergeant in 2019. Dapolito has substantial experience in various investigations including homicides, robberies, burglaries, and drug-related cases.

He received the “Drug Interdiction Award” in 2011 for exemplary achievement in drug enforcement and enhancing community life quality. Dapolito officially took up his new role on May 15, working alongside Warren until his retirement at May’s end. Trustee Stu Blodgett, the Village Board’s police commissioner, praised Dapolito as “extremely knowledgeable and respected” and expressed optimism for his success in his new role.