MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ – South Plainfield Police Lieutenant Daniel Noonan, along with SA Joshua Wilson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, received the Meritorious Service Award from ASIS International in a ceremony held for law enforcement personnel on September 25, 2014. 

The awards stem from Noonan and Wilson’s work on the Grennier and Dornick sexual exploitation cases that rocked South Plainfield.

 Michael Grennier a former South Plainfield Police Captain, and Jane Dornick, a former news reporter for the South Plainfield Observer, were arrested back in February of 2013 on separate charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.  Grennier plead guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation in front of Judge Wolfson back on December 16, 2013 and is to be sentenced sometime in early November.  Dornick plead guilty to a count of sexual exploitation back on July 14, 2014 and she is expected to be sentenced later this year.

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South Plainfield Police Lieutenant Noonan and FBI SA Wilson were the lead investigators in the case. Their detective work led to the discovery as well as guilty pleas in this case. When Dornick plead guilty back in July 2014, U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, for the investigation leading to  plea. Fishman also thanked the South Plainfield Borough Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police James Parker, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Andrew Carey, for their assistance with the investigation.  

Founded in 1955 ASIS International has over 38,000 security practitioners.  These practitioners operate in both the private as well as the public security.  ASIS International members hold a variety of different security related positions.  According to ASIS “No other organization possesses the vast array of knowledge, expertise, and experience that ASIS does.”

South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker was at the ASIS International Ceremony and said “I’d like to congratulate Lieutenant Noonan and SA Wilson on their Meritorious Awards.  It is well deserved.  They, and their staffs, are excellent law enforcement personnel that worked together to solve these cases.”

South Plainfield Councilman Robert Bengivenga Jr. who serves as Police Commissioner said “on behalf of the residents of South Plainfield I’d like to congratulate Lieutenant Noonan and SA Wilson on a job well done.  Their work took two child predators off the streets.  Everyone should be thankful for their professionalism and doggedness in seeing this case through.”