HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Officers from the Hamilton Township Police Department visited Oakcrest High School on Friday, Nov. 3, to have a “collaboration dinner” with members of the school’s junior varsity and varsity cheerleading squads.

This is the second year this event has been held at Oakcrest. The goal of the event is to foster a relationship between the officers in the department and the youth in the community.

“Our intention is to provide these students with a positive interactive experience with the local police officers who serve them on a daily basis,” Deputy Chief Paul Sorrentino said. “These events provide the students with an opportunity to meet officers on a first-name basis and to build a lasting relationship resulting in positive interactions in the future.”

The officers and the students sat and mingled together while sharing a dinner of salad, pasta and meatballs provided by parents and members of the Oakcrest staff.

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