Military men and women put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
In Parsippany, there is much support for veterans for when they return and Parsippany Police Chief Paul Philipps will be recognized on Tuesday morning for his efforts in supporting Parsippany’s Military Veteran Police Officers, according to a release from Ptl. Remo D’Alessandro, Community Relations Officer.
Of the police department’s 91 officers, 35 have military service and 11 of those 35 previously served or are currently serving in the National Guard or Military Reserves.
Philipps will receive a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office. Parsippany Police Officer Damon Farms currently serves in the 108th Air Refueling Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard and nominated Chief Philipps for the Patriot Award.
An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
ESGR felt that the Par-Troy police department deserved the Above and Beyond Award, which is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. The award is given in limited numbers by state committees to employers who have had at least one of their supervisors/managers recognized with a Patriot Award.