Police Week 2017

Posted: May 9, 2017

The mayor and council of the Township of Vernon have proclaimed May 15 - May 21, 2017 Police Week, in grateful appreciation of the Vernon Township Police Department.

Police Week 2017 Proclamation

WHEREAS, the Congress and President of the United States have designated the week of Monday, May 15, 2017 through Sunday, May 21, 2017 as National Police Week; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Township of Vernon Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the Township of Vernon; and

WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices of their law enforcement agency, and that members of our law enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and

WHEREAS, the men and women of the Vernon Township Police Department unceasingly provide a vital service.

NOW, THEREFORE, Council President Jean Murphy, Mayor Shortway and the Vernon Township Council do hereby proclaim that the week of May 15, 2017 through May 21, 2017 is designated as Police Week in the Township of Vernon and call upon all citizens and patriotic civic and educational organizations to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and observances in which all of our community may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who, by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.