Township Police Department Receives Donation for Motorcycle Unit

The Hillsborough Police Department is proud to announce the addition of a new Motorcycle Unit. The two new Harley Davidson  FLHTP Motorcycles are fully outfitted with emergency lights and equipment for police use. “We are excited to start this new unit which will be a major contribution to many community policing initiatives going forward.” Chief McMahon stated.

The department has initially selected two highly qualified and experienced officers to launch the program. Detective Christopher Giraldi and Patrolman Thomas Gurba recently completed and graduated from an advanced police motor school in order to sharpen their skills for this new endeavor. Both excelled in the program and are excited to engage the Hillsborough community in their new roles later this summer.          

This new unit was made possible by the generosity of Dr. Cesar DePaco. Dr. DePaco is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made numerous donations of K-9’s and equipment to police departments across this country. Hillsborough Township was the very first department that Dr. Depaco had donated to for the purchase of a K-9 in 2012. Since that time he has gone on to donate 144 K-9s, numerous K-9 vehicles and equipment to police departments across this country including Hillsborough.

 Hillsborough Township is once again the first police department that Dr. DePaco has chosen for this $60,000 donation for the purchase of new motorcycles and related equipment. “The generosity and support that Dr. DePaco and his family have shown to the Hillsborough Police Department over the years is overwhelming and truly appreciated, especially in these unprecedented times. We value his friendship and continued support,” Chief McMahon added.

“As always, Hillsborough Township is very appreciative of the ongoing support of Dr. DePaco and his family.  We look forward to having our new motorcycle unit as part of our community policing.” concluded Mayor Shawn Lipani.