Law enforcement officers are always out there putting their lives on the line to protect us and keep the community safe but they also become involved in philanthropic events as well.

On Saturday January 20 members of the Neptune City Police Department played some football at MetLife Stadium...for a cause.

Lieutenant Jim Isacson, Patrolman Chris Devlin, Patrolman Tom Holmstedt, Patrolman Nick Morgan, Patrolman Mark Mazzeo, and Sergeant Hoover Cano all played in the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Flag Football Tournament.

The event raises money for fallen heroes.

Lt. Jim Isacson, Ptlm. Chris Devlin, Ptlmn. Tom Holmstedt, Ptlm. Nick Morgan, Ptlmn. Mark Mazzeo, and Sgt. Hoover Cano. (Neptune City Police Department)

In Little Silver, Kevin and Paul Halpin were both promoted to the rank of Lieutenant at a council meeting Monday night.

"Congratulations are in order for two of our Police Officers," Little Silver Police said on Facebook. "Job well done! Congrats LT's!"

Police in Hazlet are doing their part to fight New Jersey's Heroin and Opiate Epidemic by announcing the totals from their project medicine drop in 2017.

There were more than 418-pounds of unused prescription drugs placed in their dropbox last year.

This helps keep unused and potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands and prevents addiction to these pills or something even worse.

Hazlet Police Project Medicine Dropoff. (Hazlet Police Department)

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden continues to develop new and exciting technology that's used in fighting crime and making the community safe.

The MCONJ's Public Safety Telecommunicators processed over 787,000 calls averaging out to about 2,158 calls a day in 2017.

"They are quite often the unsung heroes in law enforcement. They are the voice on the other end of an emergency call, talking callers through some very tense, often life and death situations, until help arrives," The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook.

Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Telecommunicators. (Cynthia Scott)

Well done to all of these and every Monmouth County Law Enforcement agency who not only clean the streets of crime and drugs, but also show great leadership as individuals and a team in the community.

These men and women are true blue leaders, people and heroes!

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