Back the Blue: September 8th is Police Appreciation Day in Middle Township, NJ
Officials in Middle Township have designated Wednesday, September 8th, as Police Appreciation Day.
And to show their support for cops, those living in the municipality can pick up a blue ribbon at town hall, the Goshen Sports Complex, and at the MLK Center to display at their home.
Also on that day, the township committee meeting will feature the largest promotional and hiring ceremony in the history of their police department. That meeting, which the public can attend, will start at 6 PM at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center. There, two captains, two lieutenants, and three sergeants will be promoted. Also, several new police officers will be hired.
Additionally, on September 8th, the township will host a roundtable discussion with state, county, and local elected officials to hear from officers on the increasing challenges of their job.
Mayor and Public Safety Director Tim Donohue said on Facebook,
We all appreciate the commitment and heroism of our police department every day. But, in these most challenging of times for law enforcement, we want the whole community to join in on September 8th to Back the Blue! Proudly display your blue ribbons and join us at the Middle Township PAC as we stand shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of the MTPD.
Police Chief Christopher Leusner commented, "I hope the community can come out to thank our retired officers for their service and wish our newly promoted officers and new officers well. This is an exciting time for the Middle Township Police Department."