East Hanover Police is new owner of Tactical Van

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Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief Zienowicz, Chief Cannizzo, SERT Commander Gino Fluri, Captain Ambrose, Lieutenant Croker, Sergeant Rae

EAST HANOVER — The East Hanover Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit — which is trained to respond to active shooter situations and to clear buildings in high-risk incidents — is the new owner of a tactical van formerly used by the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT).

The 2003 vehicle will be re-purposed by East Hanover’s ESU members for use, if necessary, in crisis and emergency situations.

“The East Hanover Police Department has a top-notch Emergency Services Unit. We understand that seconds count in emergencies and this van can make the difference,” Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said.

East Hanover Police Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo praised the expertise of SERT and said: “They’re so proficient, and we are following suit.”

East Hanover Lieutenant Kevin Croker has run the department’s ESU since 2016. Chief Cannizzo and Lieutenant Croker joined the Sheriff, Sheriff’s Office Chief Officer Kelley Zienowicz, SERT Sergeant Jamie Rae, and East Hanover Police Captain Jack Ambrose in a visual inspection of the tactical vehicle Tuesday, October 2, at the Morris County Public Safety Academy.