Statement from North Bergen Chief of Police Peter Fasilis on tomorrow’s scheduled protest in North Bergen

“The Township of North Bergen is an extremely diverse community which is represented and served by an equally diverse police department. The NBPD is united with our community because our ranks are filled with residents who come from the community we serve. We pride ourselves on the rapport we have been able to build with our residents through various community engagement activities we partake in throughout the years.

We empathize with the community’s desire to peacefully protest the heinous murder of George Floyd and acts of systemic racism that minorities have been subjected to in the criminal justice system. We have been in contact with the organizers of this Saturday’s protest to ensure that the peoples’ voices are heard in a safe manner. 

I am extremely proud of the work the brave men and women of this department do each and every day to guarantee the safety of the people of North Bergen. We look forward to continuing to work with members of our community to keep people safe and listen to their voices on how best to serve and protect them. Our main priority has and will always be public safety in North Bergen.” – North Bergen Chief of Police Peter Fasilis

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