The BCPO Dispatch


BCPO Chaplain Bureau

Prosecutor Musella has established a BCPO Chaplain Bureau whose role is to provide spiritual support to the BCPO family and serve as community liaisons. Chaplains provide appropriate assistance, advice, comfort, counsel and referrals to members of the BCPO who may request support.

We recognize that the challenges of the pandemic have been trying for everyone, and particularly for first responders. A crucial component of wellness is mental health and stress management, and our chaplains are available to offer emotional and spiritual support to those in need.

Our chaplains, who represent various faiths across Bergen County, are: Pastor Peter Ahn, Imam Moutaz Charaf, Father Sam Citero, Rabbi David Fine, Rabbi Daniel Fridman, Rabbi Joel Friedman, Dr. Rajinder Gandhi, Rev. Dr. Marilyn Harris, and Rev. Gregory Jackson.

The BCPO is truly grateful for their service to the Bergen County community.

Chief for a Day

Every year, the BCPO is proud to participate in the “Chief for a Day” program sponsored by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, as law enforcement agencies set aside the day to bring cheer to children with chronic health conditions.

This year, Prosecutor Mark Musella and Chief Jason Love swore in Chief Henry as #BCPONJ’s honorary Chief of Detectives. The day began a police escort to the Bergen County Courthouse, and it ended with food and fun at Humdingers in Paramus.

Many thanks to Sheriff Anthony Cureton and the BCSO, Bergen County Superior Court Judge Carol Novey Catuogno, and everyone who helped make this year’s event so special. We look forward to a long-lasting friendship with Chief Henry. Welcome to the BCPO family!

Creation of Community Engagement Task Force

To provide more prevention and education programs to Bergen County schools and communities, the BCPO created the Community Engagement Task Force. The CETF is a network of police officers from throughout the County whose mission is to share ideas, best practices, and work collaboratively to strengthen law enforcement’s relationship with their communities.

In addition to awareness programs about the pathways to addiction or the dangers of drunk or distracted driving, law enforcement agencies will partner on programs like the Law Enforcement Community Affairs Program, in which young people learn about interactions with law enforcement and are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback to police.