RELEASE: Gottheimer Hosts Roundtable with Bergen County Law Enforcement
Discussed Need for Investment in Recruitment, Training, Mental Health, Body Cameras, and How to Help Keep our Communities Safe Together
Teaneck, NJ, November 22, 2021
Above: Gottheimer with Bergen County law enforcement.
TEANECK, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Community College President Edward Friedman, Ph.D, and local police chiefs from across Bergen County to discuss funding, training, and resources needed to help keep communities and officers safe.
Gottheimer was joined by Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Community College President Edward Friedman, Ph.D, Franklin Lakes Police Chief Carmine Pezzuti, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann, Oakland Police Chief Keith Sanzari, Park Ridge Police Chief Joseph Madden, Westwood Police Chief Michael Pontillo, Wyckoff Police Chief David Murphy.
“Our first responders put their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe, running toward the danger instead of away,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “It was great to meet with police chiefs and law enforcement from across Bergen County today to discuss what resources they need to be able to protect the people they serve, and do their jobs safely and effectively. I will always get the backs of those who have bravely had ours.”
Congressman Gottheimer has helped increase investment in grants and equipment for first responders and led legislation to support our officers: