Police & Fire

Scotch Plains Recognizes K-9 Officer Chris Aversa

Mayor Al Smith, Councilman Ted Spera and Police Chief Ted Conley with Officer Chris Aversa at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Credits: John Mooney
Officer Chris Aversa and his partner, Kux, meet with residents at Scotch Plains' National Night Out. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Officer Chris Aversa and Kux visited with McGinn students on Walk to School Day Credits: John Mooney
Officer Brian Cheney, Township Manager Al Mirabella, and Officer Chris Aversa with Ollie and Kux of the K-9 Unit. Credits: Michael Bruchert
Chris Aversa does a demonstration with Kux at Troop 104 Credits: Jon Joshua

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Council recognized K-9 Officer Chris Aversa for his decade of service to the Scotch Plains police department on Tuesday evening's Council meeting.

Aversa was the first K-9 officer for SPPD and joined the force after serving with the Union County Sheriff's Officer for 10 years. He also is a certified K-9 trainer and has taught over 100 teams across New Jersey. He has trained with the Secret Service and conducted explosive sweeps for two U.S. Presidents.

Residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood will recognize Officer Aversa and his partner, Kux, from the many demonstrations he has done in schools, at Boy Scout troops and at National Night Out.




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