Italian American Police Society of New Jersey

Member Bulletin Board

We are changing the format of Member News Page.  From now on these items will be categorized on a different page.  Members are still encouraged to send us their news, whether it be promotions, births or deaths.  These items will initially appear on our Home Page and then will also be listed as a separate posting in our Archive Section in the appropriate category.

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  • Vincent Pardee for successfully completing basic training at Pariss Island on 1-20-2012.  See entire story.
  • Al Fiorella, Clifton PD, on his promotion to Sergeant in December 2011
  • Robert  Meola, US DOD and his wife Jianene on the birth of their daughter Alexandra Marie on November 26th, 2011
  • Our President William Schievella, on being elected President of the NJ Association of County Chiefs of Detectives, representing all 21 county Prosecutor’s Offices, this weekend (9/24-25/2011 )at the County Prosecutor’s College in Atlantic City.
  • Christopher ChaneskiPort Authority Police, on his promotion to detective.
  • Brian Belfiore, Port Authority Police, and his wife Natalie, on the birth of their son Kale Brian, 7lbs 1oz and 20″ (July 3rd, 2011)
    Congratulations to Grandpa Bob Belfiore as well
  • William Schievella, IAPSNJ President, on receiving the 2011 Prosecutor John  Stamler Lifetime Achievement Award from the NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association at the training conference June 14th, 2011
  • John Sartori, Hackensack PD, (ret) on being sworn in as the 3rd Vice President of the NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association at the conference June 14th, 2011
  • Matthew Quagliato, Neptune PD, on his promotion to Sergeant on January 1st, 2011
  • Michael Barbato, Woodbridge PD (ret.) on his election to President of the NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association
  • Dan Sollitti, Jersey City PD on his promotion to Captain
  • Anthony Scalcione, Jersey City PD on his promotion to Sergeant.
  • Sal Bivona, Linden PD, on his promotion to Acting Chief (4-15-2011)
  • Jerry Onnembo, Wood-Ridge PD & 2nd VP of our IAPSNJ on his being honored by the Veterens of Wood-Ridge as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  A presentation will be held April 26th at 7:00 PM at the Wood-Ridge Civic Center located on Highland Ave at Hackensack St
  • John Comparetto, IAPSNJ Trustee, on the birth of his Grand daughter Andie Paige, an 8 lb 3 oz on April 5th 2011.
  • Bob Belfiore, Retired Chief, PAPD, on becoming a grandfather again.  His daughter Stacey gave birth to Hayden and Jared Arasz this past week (3-6-2011)
  • John Sierchio , Bloomfield PD, on his promotion to Sergeant
  • Victor Talamini, Port Authority Police, on his receiving Investigator of the year award from Federal Law Enforcement Foundation resulting from his actions relating to an armed robbery in progress incident.

Deepest Sympathy

  • Mike Podolak, Port Authority of NY/NJ, on the loss of son Ryan Podolak who passed away suddenly 12-29-2011.
  • To the Family of Rick Zirolo, Paterson PD 11-23-2011
  • To the Family of our friend retired Manalapan PD Captain Mike Rumola 10/1/2011
  • To the Family of our friend Frank Valanzola who passed away 9-24-2011
  • Frank Somma, Morristown PD, on the loss of his mother (July 19th, 2011)
  • Laura Schievella, on the loss of her father Simon
  • Rose Minoughan,  NJ Transit PD on the loss of her father in law Michael Minoughan
  • Senator Paul Sarlo on the passing of his father, Anthony 8-29-2010
  • To the family of Anthony G. Petrucci, NJ, Parole on his passing, 8/14/10
  • To the family of Chief Michael Horvath, William Paterson University PD
  • To Joseph Nigro, Harrison PD, on the passing of his brother Daniel. 8-14-2010
  • Sebastian D’Amato, Port Authority Police, on the loss of his dad, Anthony D’Amato on 2-17-2010
  • To the family & friends of long time member and friend Frank Donaghy who lost his battle with cancer over this holiday season.


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