BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ-- The Bordentown Township Police Department this week gave "challenge coins" to express its appreciation and thanks to Bordentown Regional School District administrators and principals who have made significant impacts to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coins, purchased by the Burlington County Police Chiefs Association, were presented to BRSD Superintendent Ed Forsthoffer and Director of Facilities Tom Fryc for the large donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes that the BRSD gave to the Police Department in March.
Coins were also given to building principals who helped assemble the PPE items to be delivered to the Police Department. The principals who participated were Rob Walder of Bordentown Regional high School, Joe Sprague of Bordentown Regional Middle School, Megan Geibel of Peter Muschal Elementary School and Dan Riether of MacFarland Intermediate School.
Challenge coins are small medallions that usually have the insignia of a law enforcement agency etched into their surfaces. The coins commemorate service to our country or community and are given out to recognize special achievements.
"This is a small token of appreciation for our school district’s instrumental assistance during a national shortage of cleaning supplies and PPE," the BTPD said. "We value the great relationship we have with our district and teachers."