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Chief Christopher Leusner Installed as President of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

The Cape Regional Wellness Alliance is proud to congratulate Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner on his installation as President of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Leusner has been a key member of the Alliance since its inception in 2016, representing the law enforcement sector of Cape May County. Chief Leusner has played a key role in the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) project and has been instrumental in establishing Law Enforcement Summer Youth Camps in the four identified areas of Cape May County with the highest rates of ACES: Lower Township, Middle Township, Wildwood and Woodbine. Chief Leusner has also been instrumental in establishing the “Handle With Care” program in Cape May County and sharing the program in the surrounding counties as well. In 2018, Chris and the Cape Regional Wellness Alliance were recognized by Oprah Winfrey at the Annual Whitesboro Labor Day Reunion Weekend for the work being done on ACEs in Cape May County.

Chief Leusner has been instrumental in establishing the “Handle With Care” program in Cape May County.

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The Cape Regional Wellness Alliance continues to grow its coalition and expand the knowledge of ACEs in Cape May County.  More than 60 individuals and organizations are working together to provide resiliency training and provide childhood trauma information to all sectors of the county.  Cape May County has one of the highest rates of ACEs in the State of New Jersey.  Chief Leusner was installed as President at the 107th Annual Installation Banquet in Atlantic City on June 26th, 2019.  Congratulations and best wishes, Chris!

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Author
Tom Piratzky
Organization
Cape Regional Foundation