Parsippany's Office of Emergency Management has a new leader.
According to Mayor James Barberio, Chief Anthony DeZenzo has been appointed the new OEM coordinator, effective Thursday.
The previous coordinator, Eric Hubner, now will serve as deputy coordinator.
Barberio said the change is no reflection on Hubner.
"The nature and frequency of emergencies throughout the township has necessitated the position to be filled on a full-time basis," Barberio said in an emailed statement. "Chief DeZenzo has over 30 years of police service to the township and has served as an Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator."
DeZenzo congratulated Hubner for the job he has done so far.
"His hard work brought us to the level where we are now," the chief said. "Now we are going to move to the next level."
DeZenzo also noted that an increasing number of towns are placing their police chiefs as OEM coordinators.
The mayor said DeZenzo plans to meet with the heads of Parsippany's emergency services.
"[He] looks forward to improving the cooperative effort shared by all services and maintaining a strong working relationship that will continue to provide the best response to emergencies that occur throughout Parsippany," Barberio said.
Hubner declined to make a comment.
It was not immediately known if DeZenzo would be receiving a pay increase.
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