2019 Police Week Awards


On May 20, 2019 Chief Richard Trigo and Borough Council presented Departmental Awards to Fanwood Police Officers  in recognition for outstanding service in 2019


  • Exceptional Duty Award      Patrolman. Michael Rusin
  •  Chief's Award                       Sgt. Marc Gottlick
  • Chief's Award                        Patrolman Elliott Bernard and Patrolman Michael Rusin      .
  • Unit Citation                         Patrolman Daniel Kranz and Patrolman Daniel Piccola                                                        


2019 Father Nelligan Award


On April 24, 2019 Patrolman Michael Rusin was the recipient of the Father Nelligan Award for his work for a check fraud bust that led to a larger fraud ring and arrests related to a murder, presented by Chief Richard Trigo. This annual Shield Award is presented by the Knights of Columbus, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. This event is special because it brings together all police and volunteer first responders from both towns for recognition of their service to our communities.



2019 Union County Volunteers of the Year

On May 7, 2019  Patrolman Michael Rusin and Patrolman Elliott Bernard were recognized this evening by the Union County Municipal Alliance and the Scotch Plains Fanwood Municipal Alliance as the Scotch Plains Fanwood Volunteers of the Year. Patrolmans Rusin and Bernard tirelessly supporting SPF HS MAC on their days off. The Patrolmans were recognized the countless hours they spend at the High School working on various programs as well a Fanwood Police Department program “Ask A Cop.” Patrolman Rusin was presented the award by Karen Steele of the SPF Municipal Alliance this evening and accepted on behalf of himself and Patrolman Bernard who was not present. 

Father Nelligan Award

Union County Volunteer of the Year Award

Police Week Awards