Chief William G. Parenti has announced that June 16th will be a day for congratulations to all these children who have persevered through 9 weeks of Drug Abuse Resistance Education “DARE” training.  North Plainfield’s 5th grade students will be recognized for their hard work with a graduation ceremony 2pm at the Somerset School multipurpose room.  To mark this great day Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, Jr. will deliver the keynote speech and assist Mayor Mike Giordano, Jr. in handing each child their diploma.  This is a great achievement one that law enforcement and community leaders recognize across the country, stated Chief Parenti. 

Between 70% and 90% of all crime is drug related, it is absolutely vital that we reach the children of America before it is too late.  To Quote President George W. Bush “Drugs destroy the hopes, dreams, and the health of our children, and we must continue to work to reduce drug use among America's young people.”  The police are so proud of the student graduates.  They have undergone training that has tested their mental attitude and their ability to think for themselves.  We wish them continued success for all that life has to offer said Chief Parenti.