Seventy-nine rookie state corrections officers will be sworn in Tuesday in a ceremony at the Paramont Theater in Asbury Park.
Corrections Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan will administer the oath to the new officers as the finale to an intense 15-week training program. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a former Monmouth County sheriff, will be the guest speaker.
Also receiving recognition — for the first time -- will be 37 Corrections' employees who recently received promotions. They include 32 officers, four newly appointed administrators and an incoming director of the Division of Operations.