PARSIPPANY, NJ - On January 31st, 2018, Patrol Sergeant Peter Rizzolo retired from the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department after 25 years of service.
Sgt. Rizzolo, a married father of 3, was born and raised in Parsippany. He earned his Associates Degree at the County College of Morris in 1991, and was hired by the Parsippany Police Department on December 29, 1992. He is a graduate of the 41st Police Academy Class held at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.
Sgt. Rizzolo spent his entire career in the Patrol Division, where he responded to thousands of various calls. Over the course of his career he received specialized training as a 911/Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Dare Officer, Alcotest Operator, Fatal Crash Investigator, Firearms Range Instructor, and was a former member of the Department’s Rifle Team.
Over the course of his career he has received 3 Unit Commendations and 2 Command Citations. One of the Command Citations that he received was earned in April 2004 after he conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle later found to be stolen from Michigan. After further investigation the driver was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Burglary, 1 count of Receiving Stolen Property, and 2 counts of Theft of Movable Property. The driver was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
“It’s been an honor serving in the township I grew up in and I am proud of how the Police Department continues to operate in a professional manner.”--Sgt. Rizzolo
We thank you for your years of dedicated service to the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. Congratulations on your retirement and good luck on your future endeavors!