Pictured: Lt. Mark Besser, Committeeman Doug Tomson, Mayor Frank DelCore, Police Chief Darren Powell, Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Greg Burchette and Lt. Charlie Boyle with Hillsborough Township Employees, Fire and Rescue
Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore, along with the Township Committee, unveiled a thin blue line painted on the grounds of the Municipal Complex Friday morning in support of the Township's Police Force.
The 'Thin Blue Line' is a symbol used by law enforcement to commemorate fallen members of law enforcement and to show support for the living law enforcement officers as well as to further symbolize the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
"This 'Thin Blue Line' will serve as a reminder to all residents and visitors to the Hillsborough Municipal Complex that our Police Officers, who are called to our aid, are a vital part of our community. It is a symbol of our appreciation and thanks to them for their service to our community," state Mayor Frank DelCore during the ceremony.
The line stretches from the one end of Veterans Way in front of the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building to the far side, running parallel to the front parking lot.
The blue center line represents law enforcement and the one yellow line represents the public while the other yellow line represents those that may victimize the public. The premise behind the symbolism is that law enforcement is what stands between violence and criminal activity and the law abiding citizens.
"We are always proud of our Police Department and their efforts here in Hillsborough. The Township has been noted multiple times as one of the safest places to live within the State," concluded Mayor DelCore.