Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton and members of his office joined with local and county law enforcement agencies Friday to host the annual Bergen County "Chief For a Day" celebration.
"Chief for A Day" is an inspirational program that offers local children with chronic health conditions and special needs a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.
Participating agencies planned local community activities, followed by a group photo at the Bergen County Courthouse, a joint motorcade ride, and a presentation lunch at the Venetian Catering Hall in Garfield.
Youngsters included A.J. Vigliotti, the honorary chief for a day for the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. Members of Prosecutor Mark Musella's office are planning a special day at Citifield for AJ -- his first Mets home game.
SEE: Surrounded by other emergency vehicles -- their lights flashing and sirens screaming -- the Bergen County prosecutor's crime scene van pulled up to the Lodi home of 6-year-old A.J. Vigliotti.
The Bergen County Sheriff's Office hosted honorary "Sheriff" Parker Chase Diaz, a Garfield preschooler.
"Sheriff" Diaz, who was sworn in by Sheriff Cureton, received a tour of the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) facility, had a meet-and-greet with the BCSO K-9 Unit and his own kid-sized BCSO vehicle, compliments of Bergen County Sheriff's PBA Local 134.
"’Chief for a Day’ is truly an amazing program,” Cureton said. “I thank all of our honorary chiefs for going above and beyond to provide outstanding service to their communities today."
(See list below.)
- Bergen County Sheriff's Office – "Sheriff" Parker Chase Diaz
- Bergen County Prosecutor's Office – "Chief" A.J. Vigliotti
- Bergenfield Police Department – "Chief" Jonathan Horowytz
- Elmwood Park Police Department – "Chief" Michael Davis
- Emerson Police Department – "Chief" Damien Gonzalez
- Englewood Police Department – "Chief" Xavier Santino Rodriquez
- Fair Lawn Police Department – "Chief" Brandon Arevalo
- Fairview Police Department – "Chief" Sean Plata
- Fort Lee Police Department – "Chief" Javion McCoy
- Garfield Police Department – "Chief" Jayson Enriquez-Canete
- Hasbrouck Heights Police Department – "Chief" Liliana Riordan
- North Arlington Police Department – "Chief" Patrick Barbara
- Saddle Brook Police Department – "Chief" Tracey Hayes
- Teaneck Police Department – "Chief" Paul Noby Parayil
- Washington Township Police Department – "Chief" Jacob Terzi
- Wood-Ridge Police Department – "Chiefs" Dante NeseConti & Valentina NeseConti
PHOTOS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF, Lisa Vigliotti, Fairview PD, Bergenfield Mayor Norman Schmelz
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