EAST HANOVER — East Hanover Police Officers Rob Jordan and Jeff Della Piazza, along with other area law enforcement agencies, had a great time last night talking to all the children and families at Mennen Arena who attended the New Jersey Coalition 4 Education and Positive Choices Law Enforcement Night.
This event the youngsters got to see firsthand how law enforcement officers are positive influences in our community. Law Enforcement Night has been known to further develop these relationships often providing career opportunities for teens who might not have ever considered such a path.
The equipment on display at this event is known to even awe adults. Never will one see such an array of machinery like this at one location. Kids were able to ride the horses provided by the Park Police, ambulances, emergency vehicles of every shape and size, wear riot gear, try on handcuffs and co mingle with the law enforcement community in a fun atmosphere.
The important aspect to remember is that law enforcement is trained to make these kids feel safe and important. Confidence and self-esteem go a long way in helping a child say no to his peers when the time arises.