Roselle Park inhabitant and Auxiliary Roselle Park Police Officer Avsar Patel was selected consistently by board to end up plainly the ward’s most recent police officer. Resolution 135-17 named Mr Patel to the position of Probationary Police Officer for a period up to six months, at which point he will be a full Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) officer.
Encompassed by his family, Mr Patel promised of office, then addressed a portion of the general population in participation who he will protect and serve.
He thanked mayor and council along with Police Chief Paul Morrison and RPPD superior officers, adding, “I’m truly grateful and will do my best to serve this department with pride as all of you have done so. Big thanks to my parents for always supporting me, supporting my dream of being a police officer. I could not have done this without them. I would like to thank everyone that came out tonight and special thanks to the officers who are here supporting me. Ever since I was appointed to the Roselle Park Auxiliary Police, approximately one year ago, the entire department has embraced me and I would like to thank them for their guidance and support.”
“I grew up in Roselle Park and I feel so fortunate that I have this opportunity where I can serve the community that has done so much for me,” said officer Patel, “I promise to serve this community and the department with pride and integrity to the best of my ability.”
RPPD Police Chief Paul Morrison then congratulated his newest officer, “He had always dreamed of being a police officer. But more than that, he dreamed of serving his community and being a police officer here in Roselle Park. He said his dream has come true . . . It’s great to hear when somebody gets what they’ve strived for their entire life.”
Helper officer Patel’s dad was in the military in India and had for the longest time been itching to be a police officer himself in India and this is a blessing from heaven for him too, that his child is presently a police officer.
Photo: Roselle Park News
The ward’s first Indian American police officer tended to individuals from the Indian people group when he said, “Tamaro saport je mane malyo che, ano khuba abhar Che” which translates into ‘I am very grateful for the support you have provided me.’
Officer Patel’s annual salary will be $45,007.86 with a start date of July 14, 2017.