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On Friday, June 3, 2016, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino was joined by two dozen local and county law enforcement agencies to participate in the Sixth Annual Bergen County "Chief for a Day" celebration.
"Chief for a Day" is designed to brighten the lives of local children with chronic health conditions.
The inspirational program provides children and their families with a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of law enforcement.
Lincoln Elementary School student Jack Oettinger was Hasbrouck Heights Police "Chief for a Day."
Donning an official Police Chief uniform, Chief Oettinger was picked up by HHPD Chief Michael Colaneri. Following a school security check, Chief Oettinger toured Hasbrouck Heights Police Headquarters then proceeded to Borough Hall for the Oath of Office.Then Chief Oettinger joined other "Chiefs for a Day" for a group photo on the steps of the Bergen County Justice Center in Hackensack and a full police motorcade to the Venetian in Garfield, where all the recipients were celebrated.
There was a DJ with live music, clowns making toys out of balloons and a funny-face photo booth. The keynote speaker at the event was Stephen Baker, "The Touchdown Maker." Each chief received a plaque commemorating their participation as 2016 "Chief for a Day." ###