COs honored for peer support

Cop2Cop celebrates 12-year anniversary by honoring achievements in corrections


India Pharma News

NJ — It was standing-room only at Cop2Cop's 12th anniversary celebration, during which the peer support program honored correction officers from across the state for contributions that dramatically affected the lives of those in the New Jersey law enforcement community: Commissioner Gary Lanigan, State Department of Corrections; Director John Cunningham and Sgt. Guy Cirullo, State Department of Corrections Sea Girt Academy; and Ken Burkert, Union County Corrections Officer/New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association.

Also honored were two retired police officers who now serve as Cop2Cop peer counselors: Fred Mitchell and Joseph Orgo were given special recognition for their service to the Cop2Cop program. During the ceremony, Mark Farsi, Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Corrections, who accepted the award on behalf of Commissioner Lanigan, spoke about Cop2Cop's value to the corrections community.

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