In the midst of a world that presents so much evil, our police officers at the Jersey Shore continue to be leaders in our community by continuing to show how big their hearts really are.

In Tinton Falls, Captain Gerald Turning Jr. was recently recognized with the POAC Autism Services Robin Sims Trailblazer Award for helping improve the relationship between law enforcement and the autism community.

"The Tinton Falls Police Department is dedicated to serving our Special Needs residents and leading the nation in building strong and lasting relationships with our families," TFPD said on Facebook.

Captain Turning is also open to scheduling a low-key introduction and meeting with your loved one with Special Needs.

Here's the contact info: email at or by calling 732-542-3400 extension 285.

Tinton Falls Police Captain Gerald Turning Jr. (Tinton Falls Police Department)

In Beachwood, the police department gladly accepted a "kindness challenge" from a 4th grader at the elementary school...and brought them cupcakes (that look amazing) !

In Evesham Township, Burlington County, a group of Girl Scouts were able to take a tour of the police department.

"Evesham Police had a great time last night doing a station tour with the Girl Scouts! We hope you had fun!," ETPD said on Facebook.

Evesham Police meet with local girl scouts. (Evesham Township Police Department)

In Berkeley Township, Police Captain Kevin Santucci recently graduated from the Command and Leadership Academy, sponsored by the NJCPA (New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association).

Candidates with the greatest leadership potential are selected for this highly competitive program from all over the State, according to the township police department.

"For a program of this caliber, law enforcement professionals who are selected make more than a casual commitment; it is an intensive, demanding course that will pay dividends for the participant and his or her agency for a lifetime."

Berkeley Township Police Captain Kevin Santucci. (Berkeley Township Police Department)

In Jackson Township,

Policeman Mike Grochowski #210 and Ted Kucowski #220 were promoted to Sergeants recently.

"Congratulations to our two newest sergeants!," Jackson Police said on Facebook. "The members of JPD wish you both the best in your new positions!"

"Jackson PBA would like to extend a HUGE Congratulations to our two newest Sergeants," Jackson PBA Local #168 said on Facebook. "Both of these awesome gentlemen are extremely deserving and will be an amazing addition to the command staff!!"

Jackson Police Sgt. Michael Grochowski and Sgt. Theodore Kucowski. (Jackson Township Police PBA Local #168)


Congratulations and well done to all of these police officers and departments who continue to make a positive difference the community!


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