SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - National Police Week has been designated as May 13 through May 19th by President Donald Trump and Congress in efforts to recognize those who protect citizens across the country.  The Borough of South Plainfield has decided to extend the observance through May 26th.

“We’re going to push National Police Week one week further and make sure we bring the EMS and police together,” announced Mayor Matthew Anesh at the May 21st Borough Council meeting.

Emergency Medical Services Week was officially declared as May 20th - May 26th.  Anesh announced the extension before he read the National Police Week Proclamation at the meeting.

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“The members of the South Plainfield Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of South Plainfield,” stated Anesh as he read the proclamation.  “It is important that all citizens know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of their police department.”

Anesh went on to describe the importance of the police department in their daily service to residents by keeping them safe and protecting them from violence, disorder and deception”

“I, Matthew P. Anesh, Mayor of the Borough of South Plainfield, call upon all citizens of South Plainfield and upon all patriotic, civil and educational organizations to observe the week of May 13 though May 19, 2018 as National Police Week and urge all citizens to honor and salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation.”

As Anesh and Council presented Chief James Parker the proclamation, Parker thanked everyone for their continued support.