Should Town Have More Officers on the Street?
Patch wants to know your thoughts on having another police captain or more officers on the streets.
The Parsippany Township Council is considering an ordinance change to limit the Parsippany Police Department to having three rather than four police captains on its employee roster.
Currently, there are three police captains, but Mayor James Barberio and Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo want to promote Lt. Jeffrey Storms to captain to help oversee the Office of Emergency Management, which is now part of the PPD.
Council members Michael dePierro and Paul Carifi Jr. argue that the department has too many employees in upper ranks and not enough patrolmen and detectives. Carifi says Deputy Chief Paul Philipps or Storms—as a lieutenant—can oversee OEM capably.
All of these men are employed by the town's residents, so Patch wants to know: What do you think?
Take the Parsippany Patch poll and illuminate your thoughts in the comments so that your mayor, council and police chief know your opinions on the matter.