PARSIPPANY — On Friday, August 17, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano sworn in Michael Puzio and Richard Howell as Special Class III Officers.
These two Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) Class III, along with John Palardy, who was sworn in on July 3, will begin working in Parsippany-Troy Hills elementary schools as School Resource Officers beginning September 4.
Special Law Enforcement Officer Puzio retired at the rank of Sergeant after 25 years of public service, which included 21 years as a Morris County Sheriff’s Officer. As SLEO Puzio rose through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office, he held multiple positions, which included working in the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Prior to becoming a SLEO in Parsippany, he was hired at an area public middle school as a staff assistant.
Special Law Enforcement Officer Howell, a United States Army veteran, retired after 25 years of service, which included 16 years as a Parsippany Police Department Patrol Officer. Prior to his retirement he served in our Patrol Division and also on our Rifle Team.
Special Law Enforcement Officer Palardy retired from the West Orange Police Department as a Sergeant after 27½ years of public service. He held multiple positions in his previous Department such as Detective and Community Services Unit Supervisor.
We wish them the best of luck as they begin a new stage of their career with the Parsippany Police Department as our very first Special Law Enforcement Officer III Officers.