Camden, N.J. — May 10-16 is National Police Week. It’s a week set aside to honor, celebrate, and remember law enforcement officers in the United States.
“Though the ceremonies, events, and vigils can’t take place in person this year, we can still honor our law enforcement brothers and sisters,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “Each day, police officers risk their lives to keep their communities safe. In Camden County, we have 37 agencies working hard to serve and protect, no matter the circumstances. This pandemic has not diluted our commitment to the citizens of Camden County, in fact it has highlighted law enforcement’s ability to adapt.”
At the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, more than 100 sworn personnel are still responding to crimes, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our detectives and agents have been put in some unique circumstances during the stay-at-home order and they’ve adapted smoothly and efficiently, taking all necessary health precautions while working to continue to solve crimes,” said Chief of Detectives Jeffrey S. Dunlap. “We appreciate their hard work every day, but we’re especially thankful for their dedication during this time.”
On Wednesday at 8 p.m., the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold a virtual candlelight vigil for officers who have fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register to watch the ceremony here.