FAIR LAWN, NJ - Police Chief Glen Cauwels is pleased to announce the Fair Lawn Police Department will be issuing the newest edition of "Cop Cards" at a special event for young residents.  

On Monday, July 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fair Lawn Police Officers will be at Carvel, 12-72 River Road, for free ice cream for the kids and to begin handing out their newest Cop Cards.

"The Fair Lawn Police Cop Card program is designed to help build a bond between our young residents and the police who protect them," Sgt. Brian Metzler said. "By meeting the officers at events and on the street, the kids get to see officers on a more human level as they work their way to collecting the entire set of cards. The program is also geared to have the children interact with each other as they work to complete the set by trading for cards that they need."  

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Initially, cards will be handed out in five-card assorted packs. Once the packs are out, kids will need to acquire cards individually at police events or from the individual officers. Kids can also find the cards they need by trading with each other or by visiting police headquarters.

Children who collect the cards and are entering kindergarten up to 5th grade at each school in Fair Lawn (Warren Point, Radburn, Milnes, Lyncrest, Westmoreland, Forrest, Edison and St. Anne’s) are eligible to win prizes.

Any eligible student who acquires all 75 cards in the set will fill out a drawing slip, upon verification, that will be placed into a drawing box at each school listed for prizes that include a pizza lunch with the Fair Lawn Police, an age-appropriate computer tablet and a bicycle. Each school will have the prizes listed available for their students and all drawing slips need to be handed in by the end of the school day on Wednesday, December 4.

More events coming up where cop cards will be distributed include National Night Out (Aug. 6) and Movie Night at Memorial Park (Aug. 27) in August.

Keep track of where cards can be found by following us on social media: Facebook and Twitter - @FairLawnPD