This year we partnered with the Toms River Regional School District as a safety initiative to put Class III Officers in our schools. “I’d be remiss if I did not acknowledge Lt. Pat Dellane and Sgt. Gene Bachonski for all their hard work in overseeing this partnership. Throughout the year they visited the schools, met all the needs of both the officers and the building administrators, and ran the Cookies with a Cop program to acknowledge students who exemplified excellent character. We have always been proud of the extraordinary job our School Resource Officers do in the middle and high schools each year. Our main goal is always the safety of everyone in the buildings. What became of having additional officers in the schools this year was so much more. I am sure in the next few years we will see the positive outcomes of the relationships the students have built with the officers. The letters from parents and teachers alike praising our officers for the bonds that they built with the students throughout the year were amazing. Thank you to the students and the staff at all of the schools for making this year wonderful in so many ways!” -Chief Mitchell Little