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PIP police swear in new officers, sergeants, present valor awards

Photo Credit: Courtesy PIP POLICE DEPT
Photo Credit: Courtesy PIP POLICE DEPT

SHOUT OUTS: The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department this weekend swore in 10 new officers — four of whom just recently were graduated from the police academy and six who entered ths week.

Also sworn before several hundred people at the Historic Park Facility in the Fort Lee section of Palisades Interstate Park were promoted Sgts. Raymond Walter and Jock Watkins.

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Chief Michael Coppola (PHOTOS: Courtesy PIP POLICE DEPT)

The department also presented 17 awards for distinguished acts or achievements.

Sworn in by Municipal Judge Marc. A. Raso were four recent graduates of the 37th class of the Cape May County Police Academy: Police Officer Martin Clancy, Police Officer Arturo Bellini, Police Officer Nicholas Valakas and Police Officer Timothy Conboy.

Those sworn who entered this week: Police Officer Eric Yi, Police Officer Andrew Flax, Police Officer Donald Liu, Police Officer Travis Philhower, Police Officer Evan Teel, and Police Officer David Moscaritolo.

“The newly appointed members are a welcomed addition to the department,” PIP Police Chief Michael Coppola said, adding that they “will replace officers who retired, transferred to other agencies or were promoted.”

Honorees:

Drug Interdiction Award – Officer Gregory Kimbro

Educational Achievement Award – Lt. Jesse Cohen, Lt. Roman Galloza, and Officer Jeffrey Lamboy

Civilian Service Award – Carson Mitchell of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Distinguished Volunteer Service – Officer Michael Griffin and Officer Dana Eustace

Excellent Arrest Award – Lt. Jesse Cohen, Lt. Roman Galloza, Officer Gregory Kimbro, and Officer Adam Temporale

Chief’s Achievement Award – Lt. Jesse Cohen, Lt. Roman Galloza, Sgt. Raymond Walter, Sgt. Joseph Mourao, Sgt. Jock Watkins, Sgt. Fabricio Salazar

PHOTOS: Courtesy PIP POLICE DEPT

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