Bayonne police and IMTT partner up

The company has long supported the police and fire departments

Left to right are Deputy Police Chief Joseph Scerbo, IMTT Northeast Region Manager Sunny Risler, IMTT-Bayonne Terminal Manager Rich Ambrosio, and Police Chief Robert Geisler.
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Left to right are Deputy Police Chief Joseph Scerbo, IMTT Northeast Region Manager Sunny Risler, IMTT-Bayonne Terminal Manager Rich Ambrosio, and Police Chief Robert Geisler.

The Bayonne Police Department and International Matex Tank Terminals- Bayonne (IMTT) have entered into a “mutually beneficial” public-private partnership.

IMTT handles and stores bulk liquid products. The company owns and operates terminals in Bayonne and 18 other locations in the United States and Canada.

Supporting police and fire

As a result of a donation made by IMTT-Bayonne, BPD was able to use the latest law enforcement technology.

In 2020, the city accepted a $73,718.78 donation from IMTT-Bayonne to purchase License Plate Recognition software.

The donation offset the cost of a Fixed Automated Plate Reader initiative. In October, the city authorized a warrant for the system for the $73,718.78 donation and another $8,500 for the maintenance and support for the system by SHI of Somerset.

The initiative involving IMTT-Bayonne and the city aims to improve quality of life. IMTT-Bayonne has a history of supporting the police and fire departments.

In 2018, IMTT-Bayonne donated $14,000 for 15 self-contained breathing apparatus bottles to the Bayonne Fire Department. The bottles are part of respiratory protection equipment that contains breathable compressed air typically used by firefighters and rescue workers.

In 2017, IMTT-Bayonne donated 11 sets of firefighter turnout gear valued at $9,662,60.

Kudos from officials 

“I would like to commend IMTT for its support of public safety programs in Bayonne,” Mayor James Davis said. “The company has had a long tradition of civic involvement in our community. On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to thank IMTT for its partnership with the Bayonne Police Department.”

“I would like to thank everyone at IMTT-Bayonne, especially Sunny Risler, Rich Ambrosio and Eric Deitrich for their continued support of the men and women of the Bayonne Police Department,” Police Chief Robert Geisler said. “Entering into public-private partnerships, as we have with IMTT-Bayonne, benefits both the private and public sectors. I am proud of the relationships that we, at the police department, have formed with everyone at IMTT-Bayonne, and I look forward to growing our relationship with them in the future.”

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