SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Seven police vehicles from different juristictions in Somerset County, including Somerville, have been wrapped in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A ceremony to introduce the “pink” police vehicles is being held on Tuesday, Oct.13 at 11a.m. outside the Somerset County Historic Courthouse on East Main Street. In the event of inclement weather the event will be held Oct. 14.
The law enforcement agencies participating in this awareness campaign are the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin Township Police Department, Branchburg Township Police Department, Somerville Borough Police Department, Raritan Borough Police Department and Far Hills Police Department.
All seven vehicles will be displayed. The vehicles will be available within their respective jurisdictions over the next month; residents are encouraged to take photographs.
Attending Tuesday’s “pink” police vehicle event will be are members of the seven participating law enforcement agencies, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, respective Township Committee members, the Far Hills Race Meeting organizers, representatives from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, and state elected officials.
Those attending the outdoor event should adhere to social distancing, as well as health and safety protocols.
The Far Hills Race Meeting Association and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office funded the wrapping of the “pink” police vehicles, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor.
“Breast Cancer does not recognize racial, socioeconomic or jurisdictional boundaries. About 1 in 8 woman will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime." Robertson said. "Early detection is a key factor in offering more treatment options and increasing survivability. Law enforcement is in a unique position to help increase awareness to this horrible disease.
"This campaign is proof positive that our officers are deeply dedicated to the communities they serve.”