SOMERVILLE, NJ (Somerset County) – Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Francisco Roman Jr., and the Somerset County Chiefs of Police Association announced that six police vehicles have been wrapped in pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Steeplechase Cancer Center, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Open Road Auto Group, and the Far Hills Race Meeting Association funded the wrapping of the “pink” police vehicles.
These six vehicles will be utilized for community engagement throughout Somerset County during the month of October.
The law enforcement agencies participating in this awareness campaign are the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Far Hills Police Department, Peapack-Gladstone Police Department, Hillsborough Township Police Department, and Branchburg Township Police Department.
“Breast Cancer does not recognize racial, socioeconomic, or jurisdictional boundaries. About 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is a key factor in offering more treatment options and increasing survivability. Law enforcement is in a unique position to help increase awareness of this horrible disease. This campaign is positive proof that our officers are deeply dedicated to the communities they serve,” McDonald said.
A ceremony to introduce the “pink” police vehicles will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. outside the Somerset County Historic Courthouse in Somerville. All six vehicles will be displayed. The vehicles will be available within their respective jurisdictions for the public to sign and take photographs with.
Attending Tuesday’s “pink” police vehicle event are members of the six participating law enforcement agencies, the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners, respective Township Committee members, the Far Hills Race Meeting organizers, representatives from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, representatives from the Somerset County Chiefs of Police Association, and County officials.