A local youngster got the special honor of being Emerson’s “Chief for a Day” on Thursday.
Joseph Cottone – the son of a Westwood police officer -- was selected during a borough PTA tricky tray event earlier this year.
Joey, 6, got the full treatment, complete with a police escort from his home.
Emerson Councilman Brian Downing swore in Joey, who did a uniform inspection of the officers and was given a tour of headquarters, vehicles and equipment – followed by a pizza lunch.
To top his day, Joey was taken to Tons of Toys on Westwood Avenue, where he picked out a New York Jets helmet as a present (he already has a Giants helmet, his father, Joseph, said).
“Best day ever,” he told Detective Randy Velez.
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