In a letter dated January 30, 2021 to United States Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Chiefs of Police Association of Hudson County President Anthony Monteiro of the East Newark Police Department, and Vice President David Strumolo of the Harrison Police Department, support Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez to become the next United States Attorney, and ask that they consider recommending her for the job.
You can read the content of the letter below:
CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION Of HUDSON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Senator Robert Menendez
528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
Senator Cory Booker
717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
January 30, 2021
Re: Open Letter to Senator Robert Menendez and Senator Corey Booker
Dear Senator Menendez and Senator Booker,
The Chiefs of Police Association is an organization that represents the current and retired police chiefs from Hudson County, New Jersey. The purpose of this letter is to respectfully request that you consider recommending Esther Suarez for appointment as the United States Attorney for New Jersey.
Over the past 5 1⁄2 years we have had the pleasure of working with Prosecutor Esther Suarez. Prosecutor Suarez is truly responsive to the needs of the people of Hudson County. Through Prosecutor Suarez’s leadership, the Hudson County law enforcement community has placed a special emphasis on forming healthier partnerships between the police and the community through a series of seminars, community meetings, and other forms of community engagement.
As the chief law enforcement officer in Hudson County, Prosecutor Suarez has encouraged every police chief to increase their department’s emphasis on expressing empathy, following constitutional requirements, and treating citizens with respect and dignity. The result has been a high focus on the 21st Century Policing Mindset in Hudson County, essentially striving for justice through transparency, accountability, and professionalism.
We believe that Prosecutor Esther Suarez represents the very best of the criminal justice community in New Jersey. She recognizes and respects the concepts of culture, dignity, diversity, and equity. We believe these are attributes that are needed in a United States Attorney. We firmly believe that Esther Suarez is the right person for this appointment.
Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this matter of importance.
Chief Anthony Monteiro President
Chief David Strumolo Vice President