Steve Olimpio has over 25 years of police experience with the Paterson Police Department. He has acquired a vast amount of experience in his 25 years of law enforcement career. He has worked in the Patrol Division, Special Task Force, Narcotics, completed over 6,000 investigations & finished his career with an 8 year term as PBA President of PBA Local Union #1 representing over 500 police officers. He has received many certifications in Police training. He has worked with many state & local law enforcement agencies which allows him an excellent relationship with these agencies. He is proficient in report writing, court testimony, drug identification, wire tapping and under cover surveillance techniques.
He has received man awards from law enforcement agencies and civic groups.
- Policeman of the year 3 times
- Numerous meritorious awards both state & local (State PBA - NJSP - DEA - PCPO - Congressional Awards - US Senate Awards)
- Founder of Paterson PAL Law Enforcement Explorers Program
- Founder of Future Lives Initiative Program - An alternative to incarceration of juvenile offenders
- Has written many articles featured in law enforcement publications
- One of the most recognizable person in the city of Paterson for working with at-risk youths