Community Engagement Division

The Community Engagement Division serves as a critical network between the citizens of Bergen County and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

The mission of the Community Engagement Division is to promote awareness of the needs and issues facing local communities, and seeks to build and strengthen relationships between Bergen County residents, businesses, schools and various law enforcement agencies.

The primary objective for the Community Engagement Division is to continue to work with our current community partners and develop new partnerships and continued dialogue with these communities as to their law enforcement needs and intelligence gathering efforts.

National Night Out

The first Tuesday in August is celebrated nationally as America’s night out against crime. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood rapport to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.“ We view National Night Out as a valuable opportunity to engage with local residents and share important crime prevention and safety messages,” said Prosecutor Mark Musella. “This annual event provides a chance for residents to interact with their neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.”

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Careers in Law Enforcement School Presentations

Prosecutor Musella has visited local high schools to share the wide range of careers available in law enforcement. Attorneys, detectives, nurses, data analysts, victim advocates and so many more career paths are available, and we encourage young people to consider a rewarding career in law enforcement.

Bergen County Introduces Electric Vehicle Initiative

BCPO added two electric vehicles to our fleet: a Tesla Model Y and a Chevrolet Bolt. This is part of a county-wide initiative to use “green” technology to reduce repair and maintenance costs and eliminate fuel costs, and both vehicles were purchased without the use of taxpayer dollars. Be on the lookout for these pollution-reducing vehicles around Bergen County, NJ.

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BCPO Teams Up with the Center For Food Action

During the pandemic, the BCPO delivered CFA Emergency food packages to hundreds of Bergen County residents who were ill, homebound, or quarantined. Overall, we delivered over 20,000 meals!