The following article was submitted to Patch for publication by the Fort Lee Police Department:
Police Officer Michael P. Bialoblocki, a member of the Fort Lee Police Department since 1999, has been selected to receive the Chief’s Award for the month of September. The recipients of this award are chosen by Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas O. Ripoli for their distinguished service to the Fort Lee Police Department as well as to the citizens of Fort Lee.
P.O. Bialoblocki graduated from South Amboy High School in South Amboy, NJ in 1994; P.O. Bialoblocki enlisted in the United States Air Force as a member of the Security Force Squadron. P.O. Bialoblocki was deployed three separate times to Saudi Arabia in support of the Joint Task Force in Southwest Asia. While stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, Officer Bialoblocki was selected to the Air Combat Command, Elite Command Guard. While serving in the Air Force, Bialoblocki attended St. Leo’s University and earned several citations and awards, including the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal (Meritorious Service), a Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1998.
Bialoblocki joined the Fort Lee Police Department in 1999 and has worked on every shift in the Patrol Division. During his 13-year career, he has served in the Traffic Division and Community Policing Division. Bialoblocki has been instrumental as an instructor for The Fort Lee Police Department Junior Police Academy. He is also a member of the Bicycle Patrol, Honor Guard Unit and the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit. He has attended numerous schools including School Resource Officer, Crime Prevention, Crash I, Crash II, Vehicle Dynamics and Accident Reconstruction. He has received several awards and commendations throughout his career.
In 2012, Bialoblocki assisted Chief Thomas Ripoli with implementing a “Walk Safe” program designed to enforce safety measures to protect of our residents. Bialoblocki has spoken on this topic with numerous local organizations espousing the importance of both drivers and pedestrians to be wary of roadway hazards.
Currently, Officer Bialoblocki is assigned to the Fort Lee Police Traffic Bureau and Community Policing Division. It is an honor to be selected for the Chief’s award, and Officer Bialoblocki is thankful that Chief Ripoli realizes the benefits that educated officers bring to the department.