About the Fort Lee Police Department
(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.