Police arrest man during interview for officer job
Man who applied for Westwood Police Department position arrested during interview - NorthJersey.com
WESTWOOD -- A man who had applied for a position with the Westwood Police Department was arrested recently during his job interview.
Westwood (NJ) Police Chief Frank Regino would not discuss the matter in any detail, but did confirm that a police candidate was arrested on an outstanding warrant as he interviewed with the borough.
“It was a years-old warrant,” Regino explained, refusing to provide the interviewee’s name or additional details. “He wasn’t aware this traffic warrant existed, and it was something he hadn’t taken care of. It wasn’t anything serious.”
Regino said the man was removed from the pool of potential candidates.
Mayor John Birkner, Jr. said Wednesday the warrant was uncovered during a background check.
“He was being interviewed and they asked him if there was anything he wanted to tell them; he said, ‘No,” and they said, ‘Are you sure?,’ ” Birkner recalled. “That is when they produced the warrant and escorted him downstairs where they booked him.”