Sheriff Anthony Cureton Holds Pre-Ramadan Briefing With Religious and Community Leaders
Hackensack, N.J. – With the religious holiday of Ramadan only a week away, Sheriff Anthony Cureton invited law enforcement and community leaders together for a pre-Ramadan briefing to talk about public safety via zoom.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office plans on deploying additional resources to mosques, neighborhoods with higher Muslim populations, and other potentially sensitive locations during the religious holiday.
As with many major holidays, increased traffic is expected on the roads and at shopping centers. In addition, law enforcement is on heightened alert for acts of bias and anti-Muslim actions.
“Bergen County’s diversity is evident by our different religions and faith practices. As an agency, we prepare our Officers with information about the various religions to ensure cultural traditions are acknowledged, when coming in contact with worshipers. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office remains vigilant and dedicated to additional resources for religious holy days. On behalf of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, I wish all in observance next week a very Happy Ramadan – Ramadan Mubarak!”
The Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins on the evening of Monday, April 12 and will take place until sundown Wednesday May 12.