Community Relations

The Community Relations Unit for the Asbury Park Police Department is dedicated engaging with the community of Asbury Park, through programming and additional outreach initiatives.

Asbury Park Police Department Community Programs

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The week of June 13-17 is officially Duchenne Awareness Week in Asbury Park! On Friday, June 17th, 2022, The Asbury Park Police Department was able to lend a little support to a great organization, JAR of Hope.

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APHA Check 2500Gregory Hopsin Sr. and Thomas Sahlin Executive Director for the Asbury Park Housing Authority dropped off a donation of $2,500.00 from the Asbury Park Redevelopment and Improvement for the Asbury Park Police Athletic League Boxing Program.  Park Police Athletic League Boxing Program.

The Asbury Park Police Department Community Unit donated Covid-19 tests to the Rescue Center and the Salvation Army.


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Asbury Park Police Department Bicycle Unit

Officer Alexander Mabe #272, Officer James Hand #294, Officer Tess Martin #301

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Safe Place Project REAL

On May 10th, 2022, the Asbury Park Police Community Relations Unit participated in the 

"Asbury Park Slow Roll Bike Ride." 

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YOUTH CITIZEN CITATION AWARD

On March 24, 2022, the Asbury Park Police Department and its police union (Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association/Superior Officers Association, Local 6) honored Freddy Delacruz with the Youth Citizen Citation Award and a gift card for $100.00 for his act of bravery.

This Youth Citation Award is presented to youths in Asbury Park that display extraordinary acts of bravery.  

On November 8, 2021, Freddy Delacruz and his friend were walking home from school when his friend was attacked by a stray American Bulldog.  Freddie immediately put himself in harm’s way to help his friend escape and get first aid.  

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PAL Community Events

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Toy Donations

On April 2nd, 2022, Sergeant Boone and other officers from the Asbury Park Police Department, Alpha Squad, paid a visit to Pastor Adrien from the Universal Church in Asbury Park and donated toys and toy police radios to two families in the Universal Church congregation.

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Wrestling + Mentoring = Positively Altering Life's Trajectory

Beat the streets Asbury Park is committed to helping establish a youth wrestling program dedicated to serving children.  Beat the Streets Asbury Park is partnering with the Asbury Park School District to establish and sponsor a wrestling program. Wrestling enables student-athletes to grasp the importance of respect, hard work, discipline, sacrifice, teamwork and the concept of accountability, all critical factors in character development.  

Beat the Streets - Asbury Park Contact Information

Lieutenant Lorenzo Pettway - email: lorenzo.pettway@cityofasburypark.com


  

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