First Rumson Female Police Officer Best Candidate

first_imgBy Madelynne KislovskyRUMSON – The borough has a new police patrol officer on its staff that brings the quote from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Though she be but little, she is fierce,” back to life.Grace Maggiulli, who describes herself as standing at 5’2, 120 pounds, is the first fulltime female police officer in the Rumson Police Department. Born, raised, and still living in Middletown, 20-year-old Maggiulli is “very excited to be where I am and start my career in Rumson. It’s a great town and a great community.”Although no members of her family have a career in law enforcement, Maggiulli knew it was the job for her after entering a vocational program for law enforcement in Long Branch, the Academy of Law and Public Safety Program, during her junior and senior year of high school.“I always knew I wanted to do something where I gave myself to others that wasn’t a teacher or a doctor. Law enforcement always seemed like a great way for me to do that,” Maggiulli said.Prior to her job as a police officer, Maggiulli began working as a dispatcher for the Rumson police in August 2014. “They were all already comfortable with me, and I received the same treatment as anyone else, male or female. There were no and there are no special accommodations,” said Maggiulli.Maggiulli said that regardless of gender, being a police officer demands the same things from all of its members. “The job is what the job is. I love being on the road, I love working, I love what I do and I can only imagine how things are going to be down the line. There’s not one thing I can complain about,” Maggiulli said.“Growing up, I was always friends with a lot of boys,” Maggiulli said. “When it came to working with all men, it didn’t strike me as something that would be a challenge. I believe that women do have a place in law enforcement. Although we’re small in numbers, we’re valued for what we do.” Maggiulli advises that if being in law enforcement is something that a woman wants to do and feels strongly about, nothing should hinder them.Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl administered the oath of office to Maggiulli on Sept. 28. “First of all, it’s an honor for us to welcome our first female police officer to the force. But I think it needs to be said that this was not an exercise in hiring a new female police officer. It was an exercise in hiring the best candidate that we felt was the right person for the Rumson Police Department going forward, and it just happened to be a female, Grace Maggiulli,” Mayor Ekdahl said.According to Ekdahl, it is not uncommon to begin a career in law enforcement in dispatch. Maggiulli succeeded in this area, and after taking the necessary classes in the Monmouth County Police Academy, Freehold, moved on to a Class II Special Officer, allowing her to go out on patrol with another officer present, which she also excelled at. Maggiulli then was chosen as a patrol officer over the other 25-30 applicants, making it a highly sought after job, according to Ekdahl.“Grace is definitely on the younger side of average for someone just entering a police force. But her maturity is well beyond her years, and she exhibited that as both a dispatcher and a Special II, and continues to show that as our newest officer,” said Mayor Ekdahl.Maggiulli graduated from Middletown High School North in 2013 and from Brookdale Community College, Middletown, with an associate’s degree this past May. She is taking online classes at Farleigh Dickinson University for her bachelor’s degree in administrative science, and hopes to get her masters in the same field.last_img read more

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Calls for seafood and fisheries funding to be considered ahead of Budget 2020

first_imgThe government has been urged to set funding aside for the Fisheries and Marine sector as the UK prepares to leave the EU on October 31. The calls come from Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine, Pat the Cope Gallagher, who says funding should be set aside for the sector similar to any dedicated funding for other indigenous sectors in the Budget ahead of Brexit.He said: “Ahead of the next budget there is an indication funding will be ring-fenced for certain sectors such as beef. It is imperative the Fisheries and Marine sector is included in any funding. “It is self-evident to everyone that the Marine Sector are not being given recognition when it comes to contingency planning and preparedness for the United Kingdom leaving the EU.“We have an obligation to protect the sector. 60% of mackerel and 40% of Nephrops are caught within UK waters. It is vital that this sector is protected.“The government must protect this sector. The provision of a mitigation fund in the forthcoming budget has to be considered,” concluded Deputy Gallagher.Calls for seafood and fisheries funding to be considered ahead of Budget 2020 was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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You Can Pull Off These 4 Amazing Camera Shots with Zero Gear

first_imgShots feeling a bit limited? Check out these five techniques to improve your cinematography using only a camera and your brain.One of the biggest mistakes many beginning filmmakers make is limiting their shots because they don’t own enough gear.  The fact of the matter is that there are many dynamic shots you can pull off using only your camera. In the video below, I share my five favorites and how to get the best results out of them.The Slow RotationThis is one of my favorite handheld camera moves. The key is to slowly push your camera toward your subject while simultaneously rotating the body into a Dutch angle. To pull this off this successfully, your rotation must be equivalent to your forward movement. For example, if you move forward (or backward) quickly, your rotation should be at the same speed.The Human SliderKeep your camera at hip level, then slowly move it from one side of your body to the other as if you’re using an invisible slider. The key is to slide your hands and your arms in one fluid movement. Be as robotic as possible.The Walk InThis trick is very easy, but it can bring a lot of additional drama to your scene. Simply walk toward your subject while simultaneously tightening your frame and scaling in your subject. The key is to keep whatever you’re filming in focus and in the same spot in your image.The Slow Push ForwardThis is a hybrid between the “Walk-In” and the “Human Slider” shots. Put one foot ahead of the other as if you’re about to take a step forward. Then, while keeping your camera in the centre of your body, step into your leading foot. To continue the motion, slowly push your camera away from your chest.To successfully pull off this shot, pretend you’re in slow-motion. Every shot should be as smooth as possible, so by slowing down your body’s movement, you’re creating a smoother image.Looking for more video tutorials on filmmaking? Check out these articles.Homemade VFX: Create and Film a DIY Meteor Strike5 Ways to Improve Your Workflow with Client FeedbackLearn How to Enhance Your Film with Ambient LightLearn How to Create 2D Motion Graphics with After Effects3 Ways To Create A Shallow Depth of Fieldlast_img read more

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