Police Chief Andrew Miller present Police Academy graduates

PARSIPPANY — Mayor Michael Soriano went back to school. Well not exactly. He participated in the 2018 Spring Citizen’s Police Academy Class. He graduated with the other members of the class on Thursday, May 17. The graduation ceremony was held at Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

Parsippany–Troy Hills Police Department hosted a free 10 week Citizen’s Police Academy program held every Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The classes started on Thursday, March 8 to Thursday, May 10.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller, Mayor Michael Soriano and Patrolman Remo D’Alessandro

The Academy was held at the Parsippany Police Headquarters, 3339 Route 46. The Citizen’s Police Academy is limited to twenty applicants and was available on a first come, first serve basis.

Applicants must be: 18 years of age or older; Residents of Parsippany; Parsippany business owners (on a limited basis) or Parsippany township employees (on a limited basis).

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program that is aimed to bridge the gap between police officers and the community they serve. The graduates were able to get both classroom and hands-on experience from learning how criminal investigations work to mock motor vehicle stops. They got a tour of Parsippany Police Headquarters, participated in mock scenarios as well as motor vehicle stops.

A special thank you to Mayor Michael Soriano for participating in this Citizen’s Police Academy Class. We would also like to thank Chief Miller, Captain Dowd, Sgt. Griffin, Det. Sergeant Puso, Sergeant Carifi, Patrolman Levi, Patrolman. D’Alessandro, Patrolman Conover and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and Bomb Squad Unit for their assistance throughout this course.

We wish the best of luck to all the graduates, stay safe!