Somerset County Police officials announced that six police vehicles have been wrapped in pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Steeplechase Cancer Center, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Open Road Auto Group, and the Far Hills Race Meeting Association funded the wrapping of the "pink" police vehicles, officials said.
Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald stated these six vehicles will be utilized for community engagement throughout Somerset County during the month of October.
The law enforcement agencies participating in this awareness campaign, officials say, are the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Far Hills Police Department, Peapack-Gladstone Police Department, Hillsborough Township Police Department, and the Branchburg Township Police Department.
Prosecutor McDonald stated, "Breast Cancer does not recognize racial, socioeconomic, or jurisdictional boundaries. About 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is a key factor in offering more treatment options and increasing survivability."
"Law enforcement is in a unique position to help increase awareness of this horrible disease. This campaign is positive proof that our officers are deeply dedicated to the communities they serve."
According to officials, a ceremony to introduce the "pink" police vehicles will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. outside the Somerset County Historic Courthouse in Somerville, where all six vehicles will be displayed.
The vehicles will be available within their respective jurisdictions for the public to sign and take photographs with, officials say.
Attending Tuesday's "pink" police vehicle event are members of the six participating law enforcement agencies, the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners, respective Township Committee members, the Far Hills Race Meeting organizers, representatives from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, representatives from the Somerset County Chiefs of Police Association, and County officials.