HACKENSACK, N.J. — Oh, the places they went! Since the start of March, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office visited 13 elementary schools throughout the county -- two of which were Union Street School in Hackensack and Bleshman Regional Day School in Paramus -- to participate in “Read Across America” week.

“Read Across America” is an annual volunteer-friendly, reading motivation and literacy awareness program organized by the National Education Association that believes good grades start with good reading skills. The day is also known as Dr. Seuss Day to commemorate the school day closest to the birthday of the beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel.

The visit was part of Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s continued commitment to strengthen ties between the community and law enforcement.

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“We are proud to celebrate over 22 years of Read Across America as a way for our officers to engage in positive connections with Bergen County’s youth while promoting interest in reading” said Sheriff Anthony Cureton.

Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Undersheriff David Borzotta, Undersheriff Jin Sung Kim, Chief Warrant Officer Taylor, and several BCSO Corrections and Sheriff’s Officers also made trips to schools in Bogota, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Lodi, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, Saddle Brook, Ridgewood and River Edge.