HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Two Hasbrouck Heights students were the first to collect the entire set of police trading cards late last week.

Christoper Blum and Tommy Stevens were the first two borough kids to finish collecting the entire set of Hasbrouck Heights Police Department trading cards, according to Chief Michael Colaneri.   They each picked a prize from the police department prize bin.

According to Caroline Stevens, Tommy's mother, it took him approximately four weeks to collect all the cards. The mild winter allowed Tommy and his friends to ride their bikes to the police station in addition to frequent stops to headquarters during shift changes.  Police officers also stopped at Lincoln school and would hand out cards to many classrooms. Officers would also be available after school while in their police cars, she explained. Tommy completed his card set Wednesday evening.

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"He had a lot of fun collecting and trading his doubles with friends at school," said Caroline.

The current edition of the HHPD trading cards were unveiled at a ceremony in early November. The department began distributing the cards to students in early January.

 

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