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Parsippany Police Chief Retires

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Focus has learned from sources within the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department that Police Chief Paul Philipps has given notice to Mayor Michael Soriano. His retirement will begin March 1, 2018.

Philipps was sworn in as Police Chief by former Mayor James Barberio in March 2013.

Philipps succeeded former Chief Anthony DeZenzo, who retired March 1, 2013.

Philipps’ extensive background in volunteer work and community service, including his work helping the homeless, serving as a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany and his volunteer efforts as a diver and dive coordinator for Parsippany Rescue and Recovery.

Philipps first began his career as a Police Officer in Parsippany in 1979. During his 37 year tenure he has served as Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, D.A.R.E. Officer, D.A.R.E. Coordinator, Youth Services Sergeant, Planning and Research Sergeant, Police Explorers Coordinator, Lieutenant in the Investigative Division, Investigative Division Commander, Internal Affairs Division Commander, Support Services Division Commander, Patrol Division Commander, Investigative Division Commander and Deputy Chief. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Command Citations, a Unit Commendation, an Exceptional Duty Award and a Meritorious Service Medal. In addition, Chief Philipps currently volunteers as an associate SCUBA diver with Parsippany’s Rescue and Recovery Unit.

Chief Philipps received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from the County College of Morris, attended Seton Hall University and has Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, Chief Philipps is a graduate of the West Point Leadership and Command Program.

 

 

 

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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