SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Three police vehicles from Franklin Township, Branchburg Township and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office have been wrapped in pink to heighten awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October.
The vehicles will be utilized for community engagement throughout Somerset County during the month of October.
“Studies reveal that about 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is a key factor in offering more treatment options and increasing survivability," Robertson said. "Law enforcement is in a unique position to help increase awareness to this horrible disease. This campaign is proof positive that our police officers are deeply dedicated to the communities they serve.”
A ceremony to introduce the pink police vehicles is being held on Friday, Oct. 4th at 11 a.m. outside the Somerset County Historic Courthouse at the corner of Grove Street and East Main Street. All three vehicles will also be displayed at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 19th and will be available for the public to sign and take photographs.
The Far Hills Race Meeting Association, PNC Bank, and PBA Local #154 funded the wrapping of the pink police vehicles, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Attending Friday’s pink police vehicle event will be are members of the three participating law enforcement agencies, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Franklin Township Committee members, Branchburg Township Committee members, the Far Hills Race Meeting organizers, PNC Bank representatives, and several State elected officials.