Family and fishing are on top of retiring officer’s ‘to-do’ list

Sgt. Peter Shulack servedas training officer

for Hillsborough police
during 25-year career
By:Roger Alvarado
   After 25 years on the beat, Sgt. Peter Shulack has decided it’s time to call it a day.
   Sgt. Shulack, 48, says he made the decision late last year.
   "It’s kind of sad to leave because for 25 years this has been part of my life," Sgt. Shulack said. "But I feel the timing is right for me to move on."
   He said that what he was most proud of was being a training officer within the department and watching other officers he had helped train rise through the ranks of the department.
   A township resident, Sgt. Shulack says he’ll now be able to devote more of his time to being with his wife, Karen, and going fishing with his two sons, Peter and Kevin.
   Police Chief Robert Gazaway says Sgt. Shulack will be missed.
   "I’ve very happy for him as he starts his retirement," Chief Gazaway said. "He was an excellent officer over the years and I wish him nothing but the best."
   "It’s going to be difficult to replace him," Lt. Kaminsky said. "He showed a lot of dedication to the department and was really great with a lot of the guys rising through the ranks. He was also very active with the PBA as well."
   Sgt. Shulack began his career with the Hillsborough Township Police Department in 1978 as a patrol officer and served as one of the department’s field training officers.
   In 1993, he was assigned as a corporal and remained with the Patrol Division until his promotion to sergeant in 1995.
   As a sergeant, he assumed the duties of shift commander within the patrol division.
   Over the course of his career, Sgt. Shulack received numerous commendations from the chief of police for his services. In 1981, he received the Medal of Merit for his role in the successful apprehension of two individuals caught in the act of thefts from freight trailers.
   During the 1981-82 school year, he was recognized for his involvement with the department’s Adopt-A-Cop program. In 1982, he was cited for his direct role involving the apprehension of two burglary suspects.
   In 1989, he was noted for his efforts involving the Aetna Gas explosion and in 1990 he was lauded for his instrumental involvement concerning the investigation of a suspicious death in 1990.
   In 1998, he was the recipient of the Command Citation for his efforts involving a twin engine aircraft accident that occurred within a townhouse development.
   During Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting, Mayor Steven Sireci and members of the committee lauded Sgt. Shulack for his many years of distinguished service to the ranks of the Hillsborough Police Department.
   "He has demonstrated on many occasions his enjoyment of being a police officer, actively supervising and guiding new officers under his command," Mayor Sireci said while reading a proclamation prepared on behalf of Sgt. Shulack. "Sgt. Shulack for numerous years has dedicated his time as a member and past chairman of the Parks Commission."
   "I got to know Sgt. Shulack many years ago when I was appointed to the Parks Commission," Committeeman Tony Gwiazdowski said. "He was always concerned about the well being of the town and took pride in his job with the township."
   "He has been a great asset to the Police Department for a long time," Mayor Sireci said. "I’m happy for him that he now to move on. He was terrific."