The above left picture depicts (left to right) Lacey Township Police Officers Charles May, Anthony Sarno, Michael Verwey, and Patrick Watkins.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Lacey Township Police Officers Charles May, Michael Verwey, Anthony Sarno, and Patrick Watkins proudly competed in the Seventh Annual Prince George’s County Police Iron Team Endurance Challenge in Laurel, Maryland. Our officers were part of a four-member team representing both Lacey Township Police and the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team (Southern). Our Police Officers competed against Law Enforcement and Military SWAT teams from the entire region in an intense obstacle course including  a four (4) mile trail run. The officers took 3rd place overall out of the 25 teams.

Additional information regarding the challenge can be found at the Prince George’s County website at

The competition included the following challenging exercises:

  • Climbing Frame Obstacle Course (performed while wearing a gas mask)
  • Keg Throw and Climb (performed while wearing a gas mask)
  • Team Tire Flip (performed while wearing gas mask)
  • Barrel Roll
  • Chain Drag (250 pounds)
  • Trail Run to the Lake (one mile)
  • 100-yard Zodiac Boat Paddle
  • 100-yard Zodiac Boat Carry (Land)
  • Weight Drag (300 pounds)
  • Clean and Press
  • Sledgehammer Strike Exercise
  • Team Sit-ups with 10 pound medicine ball
  • Atlas Stone Carry (65 pounds, 95 pounds and 115 pounds)
  • 35-yard Water Crossing/4 Mile Trail Run to Finish

I am extremely proud of our officers and congratulate them on a job well done – Chief Michael C. DiBella