HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Sheriff’s office along with police chiefs throughout Bergen County recently released the video message “Social Justice Statement of Solidarity from Bergen County Law Enforcement,” according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.
“The recent death of George Floyd and other events across our nation, have illuminated the importance of unbiased policing, accountability and community support from law enforcement,” said Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton. "The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and members of Bergen County law enforcement in Bergen County are committed to serving with integrity and passion as we uphold the law, performing our duties faithfully, impartially and justly."
Bergen County police chiefs were asked to join Cureton in the joint effort as a message of hope, service, and commitment to the community. Police chiefs from 11 Bergen County towns joined Cureton and members Sheriff's Department in the three-plus minute video. They "pledge to fearlessly identify any officer that exhibits signs of racism and injustice." (watch the full video below.)
Video Participants in Order of Appearance:
Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Chief John Russo – Rutherford Police Department, Chief Lawrence Suffern – Englewood Police Department, Chief Glenn O’Reilly – Teaneck Police Department, BCSO Chief Warrant Officer Cora Taylor, Chief Mustafa Rabboh – Bergenfield Police Department, Chief Thomas Gallagher – Ridgefield Police Department Chief, Chief Robert Chamberlain – Tenafly Police Department, Chief Dean Ackerman – Glen Rock Police Department, Chief Carmello Imbruglia – Wallington Police Department, Chief Mark Messner – Wallington Police Department, Chief Raymond Kovach – Garfield Police Department, Chief Michael Foligno – Elmwood Park Police Department, Chief Robert Kugler – Saddle Brook Police Department and BCSO Chief Kevin Pell.
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