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Early Christmas gift for Paramus police: 7 new special officers

Photo Credit: l. to r.): Carolina Felix-Rozaldy, Raymond Hortian, Michael DiPalma, Skyler Baker, Brian Eshak, Brian Doughty, Dawn Manna

SHOUT OUT: Just in time for the holidays, seven new Paramus special police officers recently graduated from the Bergen County Police Academy, Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.

“Special Police Officers play a vital role in facilitating the heavy flow traffic caused by holiday shopping within Paramus, which in turn frees up regular officers to handle crime and other emergencies,” Ehrenberg said.

Assigned to the department’s traffic division, the part-time Class 1 Special Police officers “will assist with details such as street crossings, sporting events, concerts, fireworks and other town functions,” the chief said.

They also help the borough and county Office of Emergency Management during hurricanes and other natural disasters, he said.

The group attended the police academy for more than three months and were certified by the New Jersey State Police Training Commission in, among other services, first aid, traffic and crowd control.

The new hires bring to 17 the number of special part-time police officers in Paramus.

PHOTO (l. to r.): Carolina Felix-Rozaldy, Raymond Hortian, Michael DiPalma, Skyler Baker, Brian Eshak, Brian Doughty, Dawn Manna

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