Operation 15-45 Park and Walk Program

North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release

Chief William Parenti

March 18, 2013

Chief William G. Parenti announced Operation “15-45” Park and Walk Program.

“This initiative, which will have Police Officers walking a beat in North Plainfield. The program is

aimed at improving our visibility and accessibility and increasing public confidence in

community-based policing."

Chief Parenti explained an officer shall walk fifteen minutes and ride 45 minutes per

hour. The operation, which will be launched again this year on the first day of spring, March 20, 3013.

We will put an officer on the beat during the hours of 4:00pm and 10:00pm each day. While on foot patrol, the

officers will be expected to deal with incidents they encounter, gather intelligence, visit

businesses, provide crime reduction advice, liaise with community groups and members

such as Neighborhood Watch, collect and update business contact information and

identify any potential problems.

Chief Parenti said: "We are aware that the people of North Plainfield want us to be

visible and accessible. I firmly believe a conspicuous patrol operation communicates

a sense of protection to our citizens and acts as a deterrent to criminal or mischievous




William G. Parenti
Chief of Police

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