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ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO PROMOTES
FOUR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO LIEUTENANTS
Newark, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. held a promotion ceremony
Thursday, September 9th for four Essex County Corrections Officers, who became Lieutenants at
the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.
Being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from Sergeant were John Follo, Louis Pastena, Fay
Scott and Carmen Yannuzzi. The four officers joined Essex County Corrections during the 1980s
and have risen through the ranks together, all receiving their promotion to Sergeant on the same
day, June 16, 1996. They were accompanied by their family members and friends during the
ceremony in the County Executive’s Office.
"Today you are becoming a leader and will have a tremendous responsibility providing guidance
to our corrections officers and setting a good example for them to follow," DiVincenzo said to the
four new lieutenants. "Each one of you has about two decades of service with Essex County that
will be invaluable for the professional development of our staff and the efficiency of our new
Correctional Facility,” he added.
John Follo, a resident of Secaucus, became an Essex County Corrections Officer in January 1982
and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1996. He is married and has three children. Louis Pastena,
a resident of Nutley, was hired as a Corrections Officer in February 1984 and was promoted to
Sergeant in June 1996. He is married and has three children. Fay Scott, a resident of Old Bridge,
became a Corrections Officer in April 1981 and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1996. Carmen
Yannuzzi, a resident of East Hanover, was hired as a Corrections Officer in September 1987 and
became a Sergeant in June 1996. He has received specialized training from the FBI as a hostage
negotiator. He is married and has four children.
"We are celebrating a milestone in the careers of John Follo, Louis Pastena, Fay Scott and
Carmen Yannuzzi. Each of our new lieutenants has two decades of experience that our
corrections officers can learn and grow professionally from," Director Scott Faunce said. "I look
forward to working with them to make the Essex County Correctional Facility run smoothly and
efficiently, making it a model institution in the State," he added.
Also giving congratulations was Warden Larry Glover, who also pledged his support to help the
new Lieutenants become familiar with their new role and responsibilities. “Our Lieutenants are
being held to a higher degree of accountability. This is a major responsibility that requires a
major commitment,” he said, adding that the officers should not forget about the needs of their
families and they can turn to him for advice and guidance at any time.
Five Corrections Officers also were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. The officers previously
served as Sergeants until April 2004 when the new Correctional Facility opened and a new
staffing plan was instituted. Because of vacancies, these five officers are being reinstated to their
former rank of Sergeant.