Department News – On Friday, June 10, 2016, Chief David A. Paprota, Lieutenant Christopher Kenny, and Sergeant Robert Flynn conducted separate prize assemblies at the Lacey Middle School, Lanoka Harbor Elementary School, and the Mill Pond Elementary School as the final stage of the 2016 COP Collectible Card Program. Those students who collected the full set of cards and submitted a verified checklist form had the opportunity to win incredible prizes. Some of the prizes included laptop computers, iPads, iPods, bicycles, sporting equipment, skateboards, game sets, Blue Claw tickets, gift cards, and more. The money spent on the fabulous prizes was raised as part of the program through the Lacey Municipal Police Foundation. Additional assemblies will be conducted at the Cedar Creek Elementary School and the Forked River Elementary School on Monday, June 13, 2016.
The officers of the Lacey Township Police Department enjoyed interacting with the youth of Lacey over the past several months as over 150,000 cards were distributed/collected. The program included the Meet the Officer Day event which was held at the Lacey Township Middle School on Saturday, May 21, 2016, with record attendance and community participation.
A big thanks to the staff of the schools for their support throughout this program. Likewise, tremendous thanks to the business owners who sponsored the program and the parents who endured the task with their children of collecting the cards. – Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D.