The above photo depicts (in no particular order) members of the Lacey Township Police Department and our local emergency services during the 2018 No-Shave November “Before Photo.” Mayor Nicholas Juliano was also present.
Members of the Lacey Township Police Department and local Emergency Services Volunteers began breaking protocol for a good cause. Lacey Township Police Officers, along with members from the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department, Bamber Lakes Fire Department, Lanoka Harbor EMS and the Lacey Township Dive Team, have been participating in “No Shave November” to raise awareness and funding for cancer charities. The initiative began on November 1st and will conclude this Friday, November 30th, 2018.
No-Shave November is a fundraiser in which people put down their razor in order to raise awareness and funding for cancer charities. Residents in Lacey Township are finding some of their police officers and emergency service personnel to be on the “hairy side” this month. For example, you may have seen 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 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 $3000 each, for a total donation of $6000.
On the evening of October 30th, 2018, representatives from each agency took a before photograph (above). On December 1st, 2018 the representatives will take an after photo.
I want to thank Sergeant George Resetar for his assistance with this initiative. Additionally, I want to thank all of my police officers and the members of the emergency services for their dedication and assistance with this initiative. At the conclusion of this 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 Sergeant George Resetar at the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636 ext 2590.
– Chief Michael C. DiBella