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Pleasantville Swears In New Police Sergeant

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — Pleasantville police officially named Kevin Gilmartin as the department's new sergeant Monday night, filling the void left when Erik Grutzner was promoted to lieutenant April 9.

"He has been a hardworking, compassionate officer with an outstanding commitment to service," said Chief Richard Love. "I believe Sgt. Gilmartin's skill and the knowledge he possesses will be a refreshing addition to the administration of this department."

Gilmartin began with the department Nov. 10, 2003, Love said. The new sergeant took his oath at Village Hall in front of a packed house of friends, family and colleagues.

Mayor Peter Scherer expressed his excitement at seeing the department continue to promote from within to fill leadership positions.

"I echo everything Chief Love said about the progress of the police department," Scherer said. "I am happy, once again, to stand in this place and read the oath to you and you repeat it back, and to see one of our own advancing to the ranks to become a leader in this department."

Gilmartin begins his new position Tuesday at a yearly salary of $105,272. Westchester County law requires that the position will be under a probationary period for no less than 12 weeks and no more than 52.

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