Friends, families and public officials congratulated the five Parsippany Police officers who received a promotion on Wednesday morning.
Mayor James Barberio and Chief Paul Philipps led the ceremony:
- Captain Richard Pantina to Deputy Chief
- Lt. Andy Miller to Captain
- Lt. Sean Clark to Captain
- Sgt. Brian Dowd to Lieutenant
- Sgt. Yvonne Christiano to Lieutenant
"Obviously it's a very happy occasion. I'm feeling a lot of pride for myself and my colleagues," said Christiano. "We've all worked very hard and Parsippany has a great police department and we have great leadership."
"This is like a dream come true for me. I grew up in town, so I'm really happy," said Dowd. "I'm very happy to have my family here with me and I have great friends here with me too."
"I'm very excited and am looking forward to working with Chief Philipps and Mayor Barberio and get the department going in the right direction, which we have been doing in great strides and hiring more people to make the town a lot safer," said Pantina. "I look forward to giving the public the respect and the courtesy that they deserve."