The Maywood Special Police, established in 1941, is currently made up of 9 volunteer members and are under the Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
These volunteers assist the Police Department throughout the year in numerous details ranging from traffic control, crowd control at special events, or at time when natural disasters occur.
The Special Police Liaisons are P.O. Glenn Tutschek and P.O. Gregory Mulawka of the Maywood Police Department. It is their responsibility to assign the many details for the membership during the course of the year. They are also responsible for training and equipment. The Special Police Captain is Kenneth Terzo, the highest ranking officer in the organization. His responsibilities include the coordination of details to the members of the organization, and to assist the OEM director should an emergency occur.
Some of the details that the organization participates in include the Maywood Basketball Tournament, Annual Sidewalk sale, MAD CAP dances, coordinate traffic control for our Fourth of July Parade, and the National Night Out Program. These are just a few of the crowd and traffic control details that were handled by the organization. They augmented the Police department’s patrol during a busy time of the year, this being Mischief and Halloween Nights. The members are assigned patrol units and sectors and are responsible for occurrences in their areas.
The Special Police are also responsible for regulating the flow of traffic along Maywood Avenue on Sunday mornings, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
Currently, the organization is a member of the North Jersey Civil Defense Police Pistol League (NJCDPPL). They shoot in home and away matches during the Spring and Fall. The team received top honors in 1996 for being the top team in the league.
The Maywood Special Police is currently looking for interested persons to join the organization. To be a member, you must be a resident of Maywood, 18 years of age, and in good physical condition. If interested, contact the Maywood Police Department.
Some of our Members' have gone on to serve the Community as Officers in the Maywood Police Department.