TOMS RIVER-Schools across Toms River Regional Schools today participated in True Blue Monday as a means of honoring the community’s dedicated police forces.
In a message sent to all district staff last Thursday, the district said,declared Monday, September 24 as ‘True Blue Monday’ and students and staff wore the color blue to school to honor the men and women in law enforcement.
TRRS has established a strong partnership with the greater Toms River police departments including Toms River, Beachwood, South Toms River, and Pine Beach. Most recently, police assisted the district with training in line with an revamped safety and security program.
The concept of True Blue Monday was in conjunction with Toms River Police Department’s Vest-A-Cop campaign, an annual fundraiser aimed at equipping new police officers with bullet-proof vests, each of which can cost up to $1,000.
Although proceeds from True Blue Monday will benefit TRPD, the spirit of the day is not limited to one department.
“True Blue Monday is to honor all law enforcement agencies throughout the county, state and country and in this case occurring simultaneously with the TRPD 28th Annual VEST-A-COP,” the district said. “In terms of our regional school district, we honor and appreciate the support of Toms River, Beachwood, South Toms River and Pine Beach PDs and are indebted to each of them for their service to our respective school communities.”