WEST NEW YORK, N.J. — On Wednesday evening, the West New York Board of Commissioners authorized the purchase of four new police SUVs, marking the latest investment to the West New York Police Department as part Public Safety Commissioner Gabriel Rodriguez’s plan to ensure the safety of all residents.
“My top priority as the Commissioner of Public Safety is keep our neighborhoods and our families safe and secure,” said Commissioner Rodriguez. “In order for us to achieve this goal, it is critically important for the Town to properly fund, staff and invest in our police department to better serve our community. I am committed to putting the safety of residents above all else and providing the West New York Police Department with the resources they need to keep our communities safe each and every day.”
Earlier this month, Commissioner Rodriguez implemented an expanded Walking Patrol Program designed to improve community policing efforts. Additionally, he is working with Revenue and Finance Commissioner Margarita Guzman to secure the funding necessary to hire 10 new police officers. Doing so will bring the WNYPD to the recommended 125 sworn officers for the first time in several years.