The Paramus Police Reserve welcomed three new members to the organization on Monday: Steven Cody, Jr., Jarryd D. Lentini, and James P. Verbist. These new recruits will now begin their field training where they will learn the skills necessary to assist the Paramus Police Department and the residents and business owners of the borough of Paramus.
Left to right is Sgt. Kevin Harrison, Prob. Ptl. Steven Cody, Jr., Prob. Ptl. Jarryd D. Lentini, Prob. Ptl. James P. Verbist, Chief Clifford J. Cibelli, Ptl. 1st Class Sean Verbist, Sgt. Ronald Schmidt
Paramus Police Reserve Unit, established over 40 years ago, is
one of the oldest
Auxiliary Police Units in the
State of New Jersey. The unit can support up to 25 Reserve
Officers who enhance the effectiveness and capabilities of the
police department. All of the Reserve Officers hold
regular every day jobs, but still wish to donate some of
their time to the Borough of Paramus.
primary function of the Reserve Officer is to assist the
regular Police Department wherever and whenever needed.
Officers provide assistance with traffic and crowd control
during parades and special events, as well as weather
emergencies. The Paramus Police Reserve Unit was
deployed during Hurricane Floyd and assisted neighboring towns
as well as conducted evacuations within the borough.
Reserve force also provides the department with extra manpower
that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other
situations that require more officers than would otherwise be
times have changed, and as the community has grown, the
duties of the Police Reserve Officers have
increased. The Reserve Officers have been used for
securing crime scenes, searching for missing or wanted
persons, traffic control at accident scenes and providing for
security of buildings and property.
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