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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 12, 2003


 
 
STATE POLICE SET TO CELEBRATE "FAMILY DAY"
AT WEST TRENTON HEADQUARTERS


Open House Wraps-Up National Police Week

     W. Trenton -- Rick Fuentes, Acting Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced today that State Troopers will host their annual "Open House" on Sat., May 17 at State Police Headquarters in West Trenton, in observance of National Police Week.

     "We love to have people over to our 'house.' It's a chance for the public to visit our museum and learn about the history, service and sacrifice of our Troopers," said Acting Superintendent Fuentes. Each year, National Police Week recognizes the efforts made by police officers from every department across the country. The New Jersey State Police open house allows citizens to meet with and learn more about the many specialized jobs that police officers do every day.

     Noting that each year many law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty, Fuentes said National Police Week is a time to honor their memory, and it serves as a reminder of just how dangerous the job really is.

     Hosted by the New Jersey State Police Former Troopers Association, the daylong open house begins at 10 a.m. and will run until 4 p.m. Troopers from every assignment will be 'on duty' to guide tours through the New Jersey State Police Museum and Learning Center and to provide demonstrations and explanations of the varied State Police responsibilities and career opportunities.

     Several events on tap for the day include:

  • K-9 Unit scent dog demonstration
  • Marine Unit Boat and equipment
  • Medivac Helicopter
  • Bomb Unit truck and equipment
  • Community Policing Unit with DARE Car
  • Missing Persons Unit and display
  • Forensic Science Unit display
  • Ballistic experts displaying and discussing weapons
  • A polygraph examiner demonstrating the principals of lie detection
  • The State Police composite artist showing how descriptions of suspects end up as sketches on wanted posters
  • The State Police T.E.A.M.S. Unit (Technical Emergency & Mission Specialists) will display equipment and answer questions about their dangerous job
  • Marine Police Officers will display police boats and will be on hand to explain safe boating procedures

     Members of the media are encouraged to attend and to talk to Troopers about the work of the New Jersey State Police.


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