Sheriff Michael F. Strada announced that Sheriff's Det. John Lindquist was promoted to the rank of sergeant last week, according to a sheriff's department news release.
On Friday, March 21, in a ceremony conducted at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and attended by both family members and department employees, Lindquist was officially sworn in as the newest sergeant in the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.
A 14-year veteran of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Law Enforcement, Lindquist began his law enforcement career as a sheriff’s officer in 2000.
A graduate of the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute, Lindquist has held numerous positions within the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office throughout his career including Courts and Transports, Traffic Enforcement, Department Evidence Officer, the Sheriff’s Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
Since 2006, Linquist has been assigned to the Sheriff’s Detective Bureau. A certified firearms instructor, he continues to serve as the department’s Armorer and Rangemaster during weapons qualifications.
Following his promotion, Lindquist will be assigned to supervise the Courthouse Security and Prisoner Transportation Unit.
In the release, Strada congratulated Lindquist and wished him continued success in his career.