BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -The Berkeley Heights Police Department announced Maya Naik and Joshua Sayre as the winners of the Community Policing Unit Logo Design Contest. All contestants in the logo contest will be prominently displayed in the new Police Department headquarters.
Students in grades two through five were invited to enter contest. The logo theme was to represent Community Policing in Berkeley Heights. The winning designs will be imprinted on magnets and coffee mugs and will be available for purchase to those that make donations to the Berkeley Heights Police Fundraiser.
The goal of the Berkeley Heights Police Fundraiser is to raise $50,000 for the New Police Department Defensive Tactics Training Center in the new BHPD headquarters. "This new training facility will enhance officer safety while providing personnel with verbal, mental and physical deescalation training and techniques that will consequently decrease liability and injury," said Sgt. Ed Gaffney, Community Policing Unit.
"The center will be utilized to expand our defensive tactic classes and train officers from other departments throughout the county. The Center will also be used to expand our offerings such as self-defense for college bound students and women's self-defense to residents of Berkeley Heights," he said.
Receive a car magnet with a donation between $25 to $99; receive a magnet and mug with a donation between $100 to $499; and have name on group plaque with donations over $500. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in donating select equipment.)
Donations can be made via Berkeley Heights PAL Venmo (BerkeleyHeights-Pal) and Paypal (email@example.com). Checks should be made out to Berkeley Heights PAL and mailed to Donna Aflalo, P.O. Box 132, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. Please include "BHPD" in your donation notes. If your company provides matching donations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley Heights PAL is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax-deductible.