The New Providence Police Department’s trading card program has returned for 2022! The program is designed to foster communication and trust between members of the Police Department and young New Providence residents.
Each sworn member of the New Providence Police Department (including Mayor Morgan) is issued a trading card with their name, position, and photograph on the front, with a brief biographical statement on the back. Children (grades Pre-K to 8th) are encouraged to collect all 30 trading cards by approaching police officers and asking for their card.
The trading card program will also help familiarize our younger residents with the names and faces of our officers, so that perhaps in a time of need, it is easy for them to reach out to an officer for help. Children who have collected 30 trading cards will receive a Department “Goodie Bag” or gift card from one of our participating local businesses. In addition, they will be entered into a raffle for a prize drawing at our National Night Out event, August 2, 2022.
Trading cards will be available beginning Tuesday, March 22 until the end of July. Several featured cards will be available for two weeks at the Police Department Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. For the week of March 22, featured trading cards include Sgt. Joe Parlapiano, Cpl. Mark Pawelek, Off. Jeff Bruder, Off. Carmine Boccellari, & Det. David Rodriguez. Check back for updated featured cards!