The above picture depicts the “No-Shave November” before picture taken today, November 1st, 2016. The picture depicts representatives from the Lacey Township Police Department, along with members from each Emergency Services Organization. In addition, the photo includes Committeeman Gary Quinn, Township Administrator Veronica Laureigh, and Community Development Director Christopher Reid.
Members of the Lacey Township Police Department and local Emergency Services Volunteers are breaking protocol this month for a good cause. Lacey Township Police Officers, along with members from the Forked River, Lanoka Harbor, and Bamber Lakes Fire Departments, the Lacey Township and Lanoka Harbor EMS Squads, and members from the Lacey Township Dive Team, are participating in “No Shave November” to raise awareness and funding for cancer charities. The initiative started today, November 1, 2016, and will conclude on November 30th, 2016.
No-Shave November is a fundraiser in which people put down their razor in order to raise awareness and funding for cancer charities. This month residents in Lacey Township will find some of their police officers and emergency services personnel to be on the “hairy side.” For example, you may see uniformed police officers sporting beards and mustaches, all in the name of fighting cancer.
Funds raised by the “Lacey Township Challenge” (Lacey Police and Emergency Services) will go to charities including, the American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Lacey Township Police and the Emergency Services are not taking donations directly. Donations on behalf of the police officers and the Emergency Services personnel should be made directly to No-Shave.org under the Lacey Township Challenge (see the below links). Both the Lacey Township Police Department and the Lacey Township Emergency Services have pledged to reach $2500.00 each, for a total donation of $5000.00.
Earlier this evening, representatives from each agency, along with Committeeman Gary Quinn, Township Administrator Veronica Laureigh, and Community Development Director Christopher Reid, took a before photograph. On December 1st, 2016, the representatives will meet for an after photo.
I want to thank all of my police officers, and the members of our emergency services for their dedication and assistance with this program. Additionally, I would like to thank the Lacey Township Committee, and Administrator Veronica Laureigh for their continued support.
At the conclusion of the event, the Lacey Township Police Department grooming policy will be back in full effect until next year’s No-Shave November. If anyone has any questions in regard to this initiative you may contact Chief Michael C. DiBella, Detective Michael Eden, or Officer George Resetar at the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636.
– Chief Michael C. DiBella