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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Southampton Town Police Department Promotion and New Hires

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On Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Southampton Town Police Department promoted a member of the Department to the rank of Detective and swore in three new members. Police officer Keith Phillips became Detective Keith Phillips as Captain Kalb officially promoted him. Part-time officer Blake Gifford was officially sworn in as a full time officer. Miss Ivana Hojok and Miss Maura Torres were officially sworn in as Southampton Town Police Officers and will begin training at the academy on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Southampton Town Police Department was honored to have Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Councilwoman Cyndi McNamara, Councilmen Tommy John Schiavoni and Rick Martel and Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer present for the promotion and swearing in of the new officers.

We wish all our new officers and our newly promoted Detective good luck!

For further information please contact Sgt. Laferrera at or 631-702-2227.


First picture:  Detective Keith Phillips, Police Officer Ivana Hajok, Police Officer Maura Torres, Police Officer Blake Gifford, Detective and PBA President Erik Breitwieser, School Resource Officer and PBA Vice President Anthony Vecchio and Captain Howard Kalb.PD-NewHires-11-2023_02Second picture: Councilwoman Cyndi McNamara, Det. Phillips, PO Gifford, PO Hajok, PO Torres, Captain Kalb, Supervisor Schneiderman, Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni and Councilman Rick Martel.