Via an evening announcement on the township's and Parsippany Police Facebook pages, Mayor James Barberio has appointed Deputy Chief Paul Philipps to serve as acting chief of the PPD, following the resignation of former Chief Anthony DeZenzo.
DeZenzo announced his impending departure Feb. 13, and the move became effective Friday.
Neither the mayor, DeZenzo nor Philipps were immediately available for comment.
DeZenzo, who served as chief and head of the Parsippany Office of Emergency Management, was appointed to fill the job after former Chief Michael Peckerman retired about 18 months ago.
The outgoing chief said when he made the resignation announcement that he will take time to relax before deciding his next professional move.