'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.