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Park Ridge PD Among Few In NJ Honored For Community Policing

Park Ridge Police Officer Michael Lange with East Brook students after a tour of headquarters.
Park Ridge Police Officer Michael Lange with East Brook students after a tour of headquarters. Photo Credit: FACEBOOK photo

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Park Ridge police will be among fewer than three dozen law enforcement agencies and officers from New Jersey who will be honored next week for "outstanding achievements and innovation in community policing throughout the state," officials said Thursday.

Attorney General Christopher Porrino said he will present the 2017 Attorney General’s Community Policing Awards to three Bergen County recipients -- Emerson, Midland Park and Park Ridge police -- at a ceremony Monday in the Rutgers University Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway.

The ceremony "will feature presentations from agencies showcasing their initiatives, and a panel discussion among leaders in the field," said Porrino, who will be joined by state Criminal Justice Director Elie Honig, the State Association of Chiefs of Police and community and faith-based leaders in honoring the local officers.

The award recognizes "innovative and successful approaches to fostering relationships of collaboration, trust, and understanding between police departments and community groups," the attorney general said.

The event begins at 10:30 am. at the student center at 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue.

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