PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano promoted Patrolman Jeffrey Magahan and Patrolman Brian Conover to the rank of Sergeant on Friday, December 14.
Sergeant Conover was promoted in the Council Chambers while Sergeant Magahan was sworn-in via video conference as he is currently deployed with the United States Air Force in Southeast Asia.
Sergeant Jeffrey Magahan is a married father of three children who has worked with Parsippany for over eleven years. He was previously employed by the Department of Defense as a police and correctional officer. He has been a member of the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Member for 21 years. He previously served in the United States Army. While serving in the military, Sergeant Magahan earned the Achievement Medal with Valor, the Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
As a Parsippany Police Officer, Sergeant Magahan has earned 1 Command Citation, a Life Saving Award and 2 Meritorious Service Medals. Sergeant Magahan is a certified 9-1-1 Operator, a Field Training Officer and Crash Investigator. He attended DeVry University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Networking Communications and earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ocean County College. He also graduated from the Essex County Police Academy in July of 2008. When asked what Sergeant Magahan likes the most about being a police officer in Parsippany, he replied, “Putting on the uniform everyday is an honor. The diversity that Parsippany brings makes it a pleasure to come to work.” Sergeant Magahan should be returning to Parsippany in March 2019.
Sergeant Brian Conover is married father of two children and has been working with Parsippany for over eleven years.
Sergeant Conover previously served as a Security Forces Member with the United States Air Force for four years before coming to Parsippany. He has received 2 Command Citations and 1 Unit Commendation. Sergeant Conover has received numerous specializations as he is a 9-1-1 Certified Operator, a Crash Investigator, a prior Rifle Team Member, Public Information Officer, School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer and is involved with our Community Policing Program. He was previously assigned to the Patrol Division for 7 years and has been in the Support Services Division for 4 years, he will remain in Support Services as the Division Sergeant. Sergeant Conover went to Saint Elizabeth’s College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies. He graduated from the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in 2007 as Class #70. When asked what Sergeant Conover likes the most about being a police officer in Parsippany, he replied, “Being able to serve the diverse population of Parsippany and interacting with them at numerous community events helps me realize how much of a positive effect we have on our community.”
Also sworn in was Patrolman Esterlin Estevez to the Parsippany Police Department. He served in the Marines for four years and received his Bachelor’s Degree in International Criminal Justice from John Jay College. Patrolman Estevez’s eagerness about becoming a police officer came from wanting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather. Patrolman will enter the 92nd Basic Police Academy Class in January 2019.