UNION, NJ – A Union police officer was among officers from across the state who were honored with a Distinguished Service Award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their efforts in helping to combat drunk and drugged driving.

Officer Michael Salerno, in his sixth year with the department, was honored for his work by MADD, an organization that works with the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety to honor officers for their work in driving enforcement for drunk and impaired drivers.

 “We are extremely proud that one of our own received this prestigious award,” said Union Police Captain Robert Perez.  “Officer Salerno received this award for his contribution and dedication to making the roads in Union safer for everyone.”

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“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Salerno.  “It’s a privilege to work in this department and to help keep the residents of Union safe.”

In 2017, along with Officer Joseph Devlin, Salerno received the Chief Vaniska DUI Enforcement Award at the 19th Annual Red Ribbon Drug Prevention event.