Somerset County officials and the Somerset County Chiefs of Police Association announce that two police vehicles have been wrapped in pink along with two police vehicles designated with pink patches in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
PNC Bank and the Far Hills Race Meeting Association funded the wrapping of the "pink" police vehicles. These four vehicles will be utilized for community engagement throughout Somerset County during October.
The law enforcement agencies participating in this awareness campaign are the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Far Hills Police Department, Branchburg Township Police Department and Warren Township Police Department.
"Breast Cancer does not recognize racial, socioeconomic, or jurisdictional boundaries. About 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime," Prosecutor Robertson said.
"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 to this horrible disease. This campaign is proof positive that our officers are deeply dedicated to the communities they serve."
A ceremony to introduce the "pink" police vehicles is being held on Friday, October 1, at 10:00 am outside the Somerset County Historic Courthouse in Somerville. All four vehicles will be displayed.
The vehicles will be available within their respective jurisdictions for the public to sign and take photographs with.
Attending Friday's "pink" police vehicle event are members of the four 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, and State elected officials.
If attending the outdoor event, it should be noted that all engaged are to adhere to social distancing and health and safety protocols.
Photo from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Facebook Page