SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department’s (SPPD) 2019 No-Shave November initiative raised over $1,000 for cancer prevention and awareness and, with permission from the chief, the fundraising effort will continue through the end of the year.

“I would like to thank everyone who participated and donated to this worthwhile cause,” said Administrative Sergeant Jim McConville who, along with Patrolman Kenneth Parada, organized this year’s fundraiser. 

Department policy requires officers to be clean-cut and clean-shaven at all times, however, as part of the No-Shave initiative, SPPD employees had permission from Chief James Parker to ditch the razors for a worthy cause. 

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Over 50 South Plainfield Police Department employees took part this year, donating $20 each. Additionally, borough employees and along with Mayor Matt Anesh, Council President Joe Wolak, and Councilmen Robert Bengivenga, Jr. and Derryck White also participated. A total of $1,130 was raised in November and, with the fundraiser extended through December, the hope is even more will be raised. The monies will go to help a department and/or community member affected by cancer or another related illness.

“It is great to see so many members of our department, along with others from the borough, take part,” said McConville. 

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