BAYONNE, NJ - Members of the Bayonne Police Department celebrated the 119th birthday of iconic children’s author Dr. Seuss by reading and interacting with approximately 200 kindergarten students across the city. The event, in honor of Read Across America Day, also marked the launch of an expanded “Virtual Read with a Cop” program. 

The program, according to a statement posted on the Bayonne Police Department’s Facebook page, will have local law enforcement officers reading virtually with Bayonne children. 

"I am excited to expand the Bayonne Police Department's partnership with the Bayonne Board of Education, this City's private educational institutions, and our business community with the launch of our Virtual Read with a Cop Program,” Chief Robert Geisler said, adding his thanks to the leaders of the leaders of the partnering public and private schools as well as the The Little BOHO Bookshop for their participation.  

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“These virtual reading events will allow officers to form new relationships as well as strengthen existing relationships with our community's youth,” Geisler stated, offering an additional thanks to his officers who have volunteered their time to take part in virtual reading sessions.

“It’s always great to have our police officers helping our students,” Superintendent John said. “Our community in Bayonne continues to benefit from our strong relationships with our police officers and first responders.”

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