PARSIPPANY — Mayor Michael Soriano promoted Edmund Ailara and Ralph McGinnis from the rank of Patrolman to the rank of Sergeant. The ceremony was held in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, on Thursday, June 15, 2018, with friends, family and other members of the Parsippany Police Department present.
Sergeant Ailara is a graduate of the 50th Basic Police Officer Class held at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in 1997. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech where he majored in Communications and English.
He was previously assigned to the Patrol Section and Detective Bureau, and currently assigned to our Traffic Section. He has also served a total of 8 years on the board of the Parsippany PBA Local #131 including serving as PBA President. He has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his 21 years of service which include one Exceptional Duty award and two Command Citations.
He is a member of the Rifle Team, Bicycle Patrol Unit, and previously served as a DARE Officer.
He will be reassigned to the Patrol Division as a Squad Supervisor.
Sergeant McGinnis is married with two children and graduated the Morris County Police Academy – 2014 Class #83. He has been a Police Officer for four years with Parsippany where he received the Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 39:4-50 award and a Command Citation while assigned to the Patrol Division. He is also certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 911 Emergency Medical Dispatching and serves as a Crash Investigator for the police department.
Sgt. McGinnis also spent four years as a Sheriff’s Cadet with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office prior to becoming a Police Officer and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Kean University where he graduated with honors.
When asked what he finds most rewarding about being a Parsippany Police Officer, he stated; “Being part of a large professional Police Department that gained the support of a diverse community through positive community policing.”
He will be assigned to the Patrol Division as a Squad Supervisor.