department is proud to announce the promotions of Lt. Frank
Bottiglieri and Lt. Matthew Geist.
Sergeant Frank W. Bottiglieri (to Lieutenant)
Sergeant Bottiglieri was appointed to the Police
Department on August 14, 1989. Upon completion of his basic training
he was assigned to the Patrol Division. He served as the department’s
DARE officer from 1995 to 2001 teaching 5th and 8th
grade students. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau from June
2000 to July 2003 when he was promoted to Sergeant and served as a
patrol supervisor. In January 2007 Sergeant Bottiglieri was appointed
to the position of Staff Sergeant and was responsible for handling
traffic bureau responsibilities and later handled the responsibilities
of the Deputy Patrol Commander.
In May 2010 following the retirements of command
officers Staff Sergeant Bottiglieri became Acting Patrol Division
Commander. In August 2011 he was transferred to the Service Division
where he was responsible for supervising the records bureau and for
handling the police department’s evidence and property function. He
continues to assist the Patrol Commander with scheduling and monthly
In addition to being the department’s second DARE
officer; Staff Sergeant Bottiglieri is a certified Defensive Driving
instructor, Police Work-zone Safety instructor and is certified as a
department in-service instructor. He has assisted in many of our
community policing programs. Staff Sergeant Bottiglieri attended the
248th Session of the FBI National Academy Program in
Quantico Va. from January thru March 2012.
Sergeant Matthew P. Geist (to Lieutenant)
Geist was appointed to the Police Department on August 10, 1993. Upon
completion of his basic training he was assigned to the Patrol
Division. He served with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
Narcotics Task Force in 1997, and again in 2001, and was involved in
several significant drug investigations throughout Middlesex County.
Sergeant Geist was assigned to the Detective Bureau in April 1998. In
July 2003 he was promoted to Sergeant and continued to serve in the
Detective Bureau as a Detective Sergeant.
In October 2010
Detective Sergeant Geist became the Acting Detective Bureau
Commander. In addition to handling the Detective Bureau
responsibilities he drafted and managed
3 annual Community Concerns Grants from the Middlesex County
Prosecutor’s Office, he researched and managed the installation of the
department’s Live Scan fingerprinting system along with the Case
Cracker system for audio and videotaping interviews.
Geist also serves as a department liaison to numerous county, state
and federal agencies. He is the department’s lead firearms instructor
and was responsible for researching and drafting the patrol rifle
policy. Detective Sergeant Gist completed the FBI Mid-Atlantic Law
Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in 2011 and he is currently
attending the 253rd Session of the FBI National Academy
Program in Quantico Va.