Middle Township Announces A New Interactive Community Program

Middle Township Announces A New Interactive Community Program

The Police Department in Middle Township, NJ, has announced a new Community Policing Program called The MGO Program (Meet and Greet with an Officer), whose purpose is to build positive relationships between police officers and members of the community.

In announcing the program, Chief Christopher Leusner said, "We need to increase the interaction between police officers and members of our community when there is not a problem or enforcement action. This and other programs are important to building positive relationships with the residents so we can work together to keep Middle Township a safe community."

The MGO program will start in April in partnership with the Middle Township's AARP Chapter #1182. A different officer will attend each monthly meeting to introduce himself or herself to the members and answer questions.  Burgess "Butch" Hamer, who is president of AARP Chapter #1182 and a retired Middle Township police officer, said, "We think this is a great idea and our members are looking forward to getting to know better the officers on the street working ever day to protect us.  We are looking forward to participating in this program because it is not only about our Chapter, but about Middle Township and its residents."

If your group or association would like to participate in the program, contact Lt. William Adams at 609-465-8864.