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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police / Bergen NJ,  A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Monday, March 22, 2021, will examine all aspects of the Palisades Interstate Parkway policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Steven Shallop announced today.

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Hero Police Officers

Rollover Accident

The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police were dispatched to a rollover motor vehicle accident with a vehicle fire at 2320 hrs on August 2, 2020. The occupants were assisted out of the vehicle by passing motorists prior to police arrival. The drive, a 52-year-old female from Demarest, New Jersey had immediate lifesaving medical care rendered by Parkway Police Officers who arrived on the scene.  During the crash, the driver sustained a leg amputation and was actively bleeding out. Sergeant Martin Clancy and Police Officer Elizabeth Santos immediately applied Officer Santos’ tourniquet to the driver and in turn were able to save her life. Their quick and decisive lifesaving actions reflects great credit upon themselves and the Palisades Parkway Police.


On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at approximately 1415 hours, the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call of a male partly dressed in female clothing exposing his genitals to park patrons in the Ross Dock Picnic area. Police immediately responded. The subject was described as a male subject wearing a red-haired wig, black dress, high heels and driving a black Audi. Sgt. G. Kimbro advised that he had a subject matching that description pulled over on the road north of the Ross Dock Picnic area.

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Fire at Police Headquarters

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at about 11:45 AM, a fire was detected in the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department (PIPPD) Headquarters. This facility is located within a historic building along the New Jersey Palisades in Alpine, NJ. The fire originated in the office of the Chief of Police. Officers made entry into the office and attempted to extinguish the flames utilizing fire extinguishers. Their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and they were forced to evacuate the station due to heat and smoke.

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Heroin Seizure

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, at approximately 1517 hours Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Officer Matthew Levine stopped a Honda Odyssey minivan traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine New Jersey. The van was stopped for a motor vehicle violation. Upon further investigation, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. The rear-seated male passenger was found to be in possession of approximately 4000 wax folds of suspected Heroin, valued on the street at about $40,000.00. The male subject below was placed under arrest without incident.

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Crisis Intervention

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, at approximately 0425 hours, the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police received a 911 transfer from the Englewood Cliffs Police Department reporting a possibly emotionally disturbed male in the Rockefeller Lookout. The Rockefeller Lookout is a scenic overlook along the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Englewood Cliffs section. The caller reported that a person appeared to be attempting to drive their vehicle over the cliff’s edge.

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