FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Police Department has secured a grant from the First Responders Children’s Foundation that will subsidize a program that will be offered to Fanwood and Scotch Plains students in grades 5 through 8 called GET FIT WITH FANWOOD’S FINEST.

The First Responders Children’s Foundation supports, promotes and facilitates educational activities whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.

"We believe this will be a great way to start off the 2019-20 school year," said Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. "Children will work out alongside our officers, some who are trained by the Union County Emergency Response Team. The program will consist of a daily work out, a brief topical dialogue< and a few guest speakers. It is part of our continued commitment to community policing."

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The program will run the week of August 26 – 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the John H. Stamler Police Academy (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains).

"We are very excited to offer this program free of charge and look forward to meeting all of the children who sign up," Chief Trigo added. "I would like to thank the Union County Prosecutor Office and The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for their support in the use of the Police Academy. I also want to thank Mayor Mahr for her support for this program."

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