Community Awareness Program
Exhibition Basketball Game
Hackensack Police vs. Hackensack Middle School Students & Staff
On Thursday, April 19, members of Hackensack’s Finest - Hackensack Police Department- will compete against, starting with a jump ball at center court, the Hackensack Middle School students and staff in a basketball game matchup to raise awareness within their community. The Crime Stoppers Hackensack division, with the support of Crime Stoppers of Bergenfield-Englewood-Teaneck- Hackensack-Bogota, is inviting you to our community awareness program.
Several months ago, at a monthly meeting, Crime Stoppers members discussed hosting a “kid-friendly” community awareness program. Under the direction of Hackensack Police detective, Ralph Cavallo, and Crime Stoppers Hackensack trustee, Jason Somes, this event was successfully coordinated. We reached out to local venues for donations and numerous businesses have come forward to support this event.
Free-throw contest prizes will include a mountain bike, assorted sporting goods, and gift certificates. Prize and product support was generously provided by community businesses in and around the Hackensack district.
Please join us on Thursday, April 19 from 6pm-8pm at the Hackensack Middle School located at 360 Union Street, Hackensack.
This event is sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Bergenfield-Englewood-Teaneck-Hackensack-Bogota, the Hackensack Community, and surrounding businesses, as well as the Hackensack PBA Local #9.
Admission will be $5.00 per person with complimentary admission for Hackensack Middle School students.
Modell’s Sporting Goods has also added support with a Team Week program campaign. You receive 15% off your purchase and your local team will receive 5% back from your purchase (s) made.
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Crime Stoppers Background
Our Crime Stoppers group began in the 1980s opening a division in Bergenfield and was then combined with Teaneck and Hackensack. Englewood joined the organization in 2015. This year we proudly added another community with the addition of Bogota.
The Crime Stoppers monthly meeting is held at the Teaneck Police Department where the four-member Board of Directors led by Chair, Harry Comp - Vice Chair, Frank Rabboh - Treasurer, Len Leach - and Secretary, Patricia Archer. Together with police officer liaisons from each department and with a committee of dedicated community-minded trustees, members share information on crime issues, crime prevention and the Crime Stoppers cases that are presented for cash rewards.
Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the police, the public, and the media, which provides the community with a proactive program for people to anonymously assist the police in solving crimes within their communities.
To provide a crime tip, informants can anonymously call the toll-free number of (844) 466-6789. You will be directed by a voice-prompt providing you a selection to choose a designated community phone line. Crime Stoppers emphasizes that any crimes-in-progress should be reported immediately by dialing 911.