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'All hands on Paterson': City flooding high-crime areas with extra police officers

JOE MALINCONICO    MAY 28, 2015, 1:25 PM

 

“All hands on Paterson” is a short-term initiative that has redeployed more than 50 city police officers to street duty in crime hot-spots.

 

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Hundreds attend Blue Mass in Paterson for fallen police officers
 

JOE MALINCONICO    MAY 5, 2015 

 

More than 500 people crammed St. Gerard’s Church on West Broadway Tuesday morning for the annual Blue Mass in remembrance of law enforcement officers who in the past year died in the line of duty.

 

Paterson’s 2nd Ward gets a police substation
 
 

JOE MALINCONICO    MAY 5, 2015

 

The city is converting its old firehouse on Grand Street in the 2nd Ward into a police substation, officials said.

 

Man charged in shootout with Paterson cop faces new allegation
 

JEFF GREEN    MARCH 25, 2015

 

A Paterson man accused of attempted murder in a gunfight with a city police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to a new charge related to his shooting at another man in the same incident.

Paterson man charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to run over police officer

JOE MALINCONICO    APRIL 14, 2015

 

A 54-year-old city man is being held on $500,000 bail on attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to run over a Paterson police officer during a traffic stop in December, authorities said.

 

Bergen County Police Academy graduates 97 recruits
 

STEFANIE DAZIO    DECEMBER 19, 2014

 

The graduating class comprises recruits from 32 agencies throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties, according to Bergen County Police Department Lt. Michael Devine, the academy’s officer-in-charge. It includes a married couple, nine women and n...

Paterson honors more than 80 police officers
 
 

JOE MALINCONICO    JANUARY 15, 2015

 

Last February, Detective Salvatore Macolino was part of a team of Paterson police officers that seized three loaded guns and more than $11,000 in heroin during a bust on Rosa Parks Boulevard.

 

Police: Security guard wounds two in accidental shooting at Paterson apartment building

JOE MALINCONICO    FEBRUARY 25, 2015

 

Two men were wounded inside the hallway of a Riverside Towers apartment building early Wednesday morning in an incident in which authorities say a security guard accidentally fired his gun during a dispute inside the building.

 

Paterson PD salutes efforts of its officers
 
 

BY JOE MALINCONICO    DECEMBER 13, 2013

 

For the first time in the history of the Paterson police department, two officers are having their badge numbers retired.

 

Santa arrives in the 'Nick' of time at Paterson’s Christmas tree lighting event

DECEMBER 14, 2014

 

The voice on the other end of the line was filled with urgency.  After more than 26 years as a police officer, Verrone was used to getting his sleep interrupted by emergency calls. It came with the job. But this crisis was different.

 

Paterson promotes 11 police officers, six firefighters
 

ED RUMLEY    NOVEMBER 3, 2014

 

More than 100 people jammed the City Council chambers on Monday morning as municipal officials held promotion ceremonies for 11 police officers and six firefighters.

 

Pascrell, police gather in Clifton to back Blue Alert bill
 

BY ALBINA SPORTELLI    APRIL 3, 2015

 

Rep. William Pascrell, Jr., surrounded by law enforcement officials, as they endorse the Blue Alert system to notify the public, press and other police agencies when officers are in danger.

 

23 Paterson cops move up in the ranks
 
 

BY JOE MALINCONICO    NOVEMBER 15, 2013

 

As a result of the promotions, the city has two more captains for a new total of seven; eight more lieutenants for a new total of 29 and 13 more sergeants for a new total of 53, according to police officials.

 

More women joining North Jersey police departments as acceptance rises
 

LINH TAT    OCTOBER 19, 2014

 

The acceptance of women as police officers has been slow in coming, but a recent spate of hires and promotions of women in several North Jersey departments is perhaps an indication of a growing shift in attitude. Even so, current officers and law enforceme...

 

Paterson swears in 21 new police officers
 
 

BY JOE MALINCONICO    JANUARY 27, 2014

 

Twenty-one new police recruits took the oath of office Monday as they begin a training program that officials hope will have them patrolling city streets by the start of the summer.