Ptl. Carmen Giovacchini #108




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    Ptl. Carmen Giovacchini, Badge #108, was hired by the Ewing Police Department on December 12, 1987.  He attended the New Jersey State Police Academy - Municipal Class #188 at Sea Girt, New Jersey.  He was assigned to the Patrol Bureau.  In 1987 he was assigned to the Community Policing Unit.  Through his many years as a police officer he has been a member of the Bike Patrol, trained as a Breathalyzer Operator/HGN and armorer.  He was also a Field Training Officer (FTO) and instructed both at the Ewing Kid's Police Academy and Citizen's Police Academy. 


    In 2004 he was selected as Ewing's first K-9 officer and met his partner, Pyro, German Sheppard.  Pyro was 22 months old and was born in Poland.  They attended the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Scent Class for Explosives and then the NJSP Patrol Class.  They are members of the New Jersey Detect and Render Safe Task Force.


     In April 2006, Ptl. Giovacchini and Pyro competed in a United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) PD-1 Patrol Dog Trial and place 2nd Novice. They also competed in a PD-2 Scent Tracking Trials and was certified. 


      They have trained in a many different areas and environments such as boats, trains, and aircraft. One time they provided security at the Lincoln Financial Field during a NFL football game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles.


     Ptl. Giovacchini has been awarded numerous departmental awards and medals including a Lifesaving Award, three Departmental Recognition Medals and one Exceptional Duty Medal.  He also holds the classification of Distinguished Expert in Shooting.







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