Officer Joe Contessa grew up everywhere - New Jersey, South Carolina, Minnesota and New York.
Growing up, he always idolized First Responders and wanted to serve as a role model that might impact communities in a positive way.
"Our neighborhood offers a very diverse population with many things to learn and experience" he says. "We're working hand-in-hand with each other."
He's currently pursuing a Master's Degree.
His message to the community: "I promise to serve you to the best of my ability. We're going to reduce crime, help those in need, and improve the quality of life for all in the community."
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WHY I WEAR THE SHIELD
I am drawn to helping anyone in need. As a Police Officer, there are always new things to learn and know. No two interactions are the same. Knowing I will be there when somebody needs me is why I wear the shield.