October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Jefferson Township Police Department (JTPD) is participating in the Pink Patch Project, which is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association (LACPCA) and 175+ public safety agencies throughout the nation designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against this disease.

Pink Patches and Pink Patch t-shirts are available for sale to the public. You may purchase yours by filling out/submitting an order form, or these items will also be for sale at all of the Jefferson Police community events, like Coffee with a Cop, Ice Cream with a Cop, etc., during the month of October, with proceeds going to Carol W. & Julius A. Ripple Breast Center, at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. Order forms are required and can be found on the JTPD website (www.jeffersonpolice.com) or can be picked up at police headquarters, 1033 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, NJ.

Through October 31, sworn officers of the Jefferson Township Police Department will be demonstrating their support for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink shoulder patches on their uniforms, and police civilian employees will be wearing pink golf shirts embroidered with a smaller version of the pink patch. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

JTPD Pink Patches are $10 and Pink Patch t-shirts are $20 until all stock runs out. Cash or check only (payable to Jefferson Township PBA Local 190).

The JTPD will be supporting breast cancer research with the sale of these patches, officers will also be wearing the patches for the month of October. (Photo: Ulla Vinkman)

For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit www.pinkpatchproject.com.

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