The first Orthodox Jewish police officer in the history of the Lakewood New Jersey Police Department was hired this week, according to The Lakewood Scoop (Poop).

The Orthodox Jewish officer is one of 13 new officers who were hired, a diverse group who will serve the rapidly growing Lakewood community.

“I am pleased to announce today that we’re hiring 13 new police officers, men and women from our very diverse community in order to bring our numbers up to 150 sworn officers,” Police Chief Greg Meyer told TLS in an interview.

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