NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored Captain Wayne Maurer and his 33 years of “outstanding” service in the New Providence Police Department. In recognition of Maurer’s long career in New Providence Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Monday, April 24 council meeting.

Maurer has been employed by the New Providence Police Department since Sep. 4, 2017. Previously he was a Special Police Officer for Passaic Township Police Department. In New Providence he started his law enforcement tenure at the Patrol Division. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 1985, and promoted to Sergeant in 1993. In 1999 he was assigned to the Traffic Division. In 2006 Maurer was promoted to Captain and he began commanding the Community Services Bureau. 

Maurer served on the Union County Emergency Response Team for eight years and as well as on the Union County Auto Theft Task Force in 2000. Additionally, Maurer is a Certified Public Manager, Accident Investigator and certified instructor in Defensive Tactics and PR-24.

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During his career Maurer has received many awards including Life Saving, Honorable Service, the Gallantry Star, and the Combat Cross awards. “Wayne has proven numerous times throughout his career just what it means to be a dedicated officer of the law and has gained much admiration and respect from his fellow officers and other police law enforcement agencies throughout the County and State,” the proclamation read. 

Morgan, on behalf of the council, expressed his “heartfelt appreciation for helping to make New Providence a safe and happy environment to live and work.”

“It has been an honor and privilege to work in New Providence,” Maurer said and thanked Morgan, the council and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli for their support throughout his career.

The council also passed a resolution awarding  Maurer his service pistol as a retirement gift. The pistol transfer regulations dictate that he has to purchase it from the borough for $1.00. He will retire May 1, 2017.