The Palisades Interstate Parkway transitioned from 2016 to 2017 with a spike in activity thanks to the efforts of our proactive officers. Between 1900hrs on Friday, December 30th and 0700hrs on 1900hrs on Monday, January 2nd officers issued 240 traffic violations and made 23 arrests. Of those arrests were 7 DWI's, 1 handgun, and the remaining 15 were for narcotics. It should be noted that 5 of 7 the DWI arrests were made between 2am and 5am on New Year's Eve.
On Monday, January 2, 2017 Lt. Jesse Cohen #354 was on a plain clothes foot patrol in the northbound Mobil rest area along the Palisades Interstate Parkway (Englewood Cliffs NJ Section). At approximately 1815 hours he observed a tan Toyota Sienna, with Pennsylvania registration at the fuel pumps. The vehicle displayed several equipment violations and was subsequently stopped in the parking area after pulling away.
On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department was presented with the AAA Award of Merit for its proactive efforts in traffic safety. Officers Jeffrey Lamboy #384, Martin Clancy #390, and David Moscaritolo #395 attended the cermony and received the award on behalf of the department. The three officers issued the most summonses in the preceeding year for traffic safety violations.
On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department attended the 2016 Bergen County 200 Club Valor Awards Ceremony. Among the recipients was P.O. Gregory Kimbro #368 who received the Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is presented for "demonstrating a high level of courage under perilous conditions that is a credit to him or her and their agency and/or being instrumental in saving a life above and beyond the call of duty."
P.O. Kimbro received this award for his actions in apprehending a suspect on December 22nd, 2015. The incident was published on this website and can be read fully here: 12-22-15 Pursuit with Shots Fired.
Congratulations to P.O. Kimbro on another well deserved award.