Fort Lee Police Officers will be participating at the Korean American Brotherhood of Law Enforcement also known as K.A.B.L.E’s 3rd Annual Exhibition & Career Day
On June 28th, 2014, Fort Lee Police Officers will be participating at the Korean American Brotherhood of Law Enforcement also known as K.A.B.L.E’s 3rd Annual Exhibition & Career Day at the Lindberg Elementary School located at 401 Glen Avenue, Palisades Park NJ 07650 from 12pm to 4pm as part of the department’s community recruiting efforts.
K.A.B.L.E is a fraternal organization comprised mainly of Korean-American Law Enforcement Officers who work in and around the state of New Jersey and New York. K.A.B.L.E’s mission is to provide community services & relations and educational seminars to Korean-American communities throughout the region. K.A.B.L.E also maintains a great professional relationship with other law enforcement agencies and departments in order to better assist the public.
This is the second time that the Fort Lee Police Department is participating at the event. Chief Keith Bendul has approved the participation of Fort lee Police Officers, who are also active members of K.A.B.L.E to attend and represent the Fort Lee Police Department. These officers are Sergeant Steve No, Police Officer Peter Chong and Police Officer Andres Kim; all of who are Korean-Americans. These officers are fluent in Korean and their presence in the Korean American community provides tremendous assistance to Korean residents in a variety situations, some of whom may not be fluent in English. Chief Bendul has also approved K9 and Motorcycle Unit officers to participate in the exhibition portion of the Career Day.
At the event, all these officers interact, educate and provide in depth information to the general public (attendees) who are interested in or currently pursuing a career in law enforcement. The exhibition portion will include practical demonstrations by the Fort Lee Police K9 and Motorcycle Unit officers as well as from all other different agencies that are attending.
All families with children are encouraged to attend the event so they can learn about their local police departments and meet their officers.
Currently, Fort Lee has the second largest Korean-American population in the State of New Jersey and theFort Lee Police Department has the largest representation of active Korean-American Police Officers in all of the Municipalities in New Jersey. This event is free and open to the public. K.A.B.L.E encourages everyone to attend as K.A.B.L.E’s goal is diversity in Law Enforcement.
(From left to right: Deputy Chief Tim Ford, Officer Thomas Keelen, Officer Carlos Cabrera, Officer Rick Hernandez and Chief Keith Bendul)
Three officers from the Fort Lee Police Department, who collectively made over 100 arrests for drunken driving last year, received commendations for their efforts to take Drunk or Drugged Drivers off our streets from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New Jersey on June 11. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that on average one person died every 51 minutes during 2012.
During the annual recognition ceremony held at Middlesex Community College, the non-profit organization recognized Police Officer Carlos Cabrera for a third straight year, Police Officer Tom Keelen for the second time, and Police Officer Richard Hernandez for the first time. Each officer received a plaque and a uniform citation bar for their proactive work combating drunk driving.
The Law Enforcement Recognition program, now in its fourth year, recognized more than 500 officers for their "lifesaving work" this year .
Motorists are encouraged to use a designated driver or call a taxi if drinking.
The Fort Lee Police will continue to have increased DWI Patrols as we head into graduation season and the July 4th holiday.
These officers remain a potent force in the battle against impaired driving and their work has made Fort Lee a safer place by preventing impaired drivers from causing crashes which are often fatal.