HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights student Liliana Riordan assumed her new position with the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department as Chief of Police, part of the annual Police Chief for a Day program run by the Bergen County Sherrif's Office on Friday, June 7.
Chief Riordan toured Police Headquarters greeting her officers, as well as, taking time to train in the gym. She explored the jail and learned how to take fingerprints. Chief Riordan proceeded to Euclid School, where she is a student, and conducted a security drill with the principal Michael Sickels and school staff.
Chief Riordan then took part in the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics. She was part of the contingent of Hasbrouck Heights Police Department officers and students who ran from Lodi to Wood-Ridge with the torch. At the hand-off spot in Wood-Ridge, she got to meet the Wood-Ridge Chiefs for a Day, twins Dante and Valentina Neseconti.
After the Torch Run, Chief Riordan joined other Bergen County Chiefs at a luncheon at the Venetian in Garfield. She was officially sworn by Mayor Jack DeLorenzo in at the Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, June 11. According Chief Michael Colaneri, Chief Riordan was happy with her new position, but decided to retire to continue her education at Euclid School.
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