|Chief Wayman & Sgt. McErlean|
|Chief Wayman & Sgt. John Tango|
Prior to testing for the rank of sergeant, both Costanzo and John Tango allegedly attended a "study group" course run by West Caldwell's police chief Michael Bramhall. Go to the following link to view M. Bramhall Associates, LLC. http://njpolicepromo.com/about_us.html
These "study groups" typically provide officers, for a fee, study guides and practice exams that allegedly include questions and answers that have been administered on past exams. A source has confirmed that there is speculation within the rank and file within the Westfield police department that test scores were "bought" as a result of candidates paying to attend a study group where answers to test questions were allegedly provided through course material.
A Google search of "police promotion prep course" revealed numerous sites that provide what one site states, "The latest, up to-to-date testing material available."
Officers have confirmed that some prep courses have provided the answers to questions frequently found on promotional exams.
Sgt. Costanzo and Sgt. Tango are currently assigned to the police department's detective bureau along with Lt. Ricerca. The Westfield police department's detective bureau now has 3 supervisors to supervise 3 detectives. Sgt. McErlean is currently assigned to the department's traffic bureau.
Sgt. Tango's cousin Nicole (Tango) Stivale was appointed to "plainclothes detective" and currently works in the department's records bureau. Sources have confirmed that "plainclothes detective" Nicole (Tango) Stivale is not engaged in any day to day detective work but supplements the civilian secretarial staff of the police department at an annual salary in excess of approximately $90,000 + benefits.
Cost of attending a promotional prep course, $2000 - $3000.
Watching Westfield Police Chief Dave Wayman, master of ceremony, giving his take on the future of the police department and the sacrifices made by each candidate to be promoted...................PRICELESS.