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Roosevelt Elementary School Safety Patrol Ready for Duty


The newest class of Roosevelt Elementary School Safety Patrol were joined by Principal Georgette Gonzalez, NBPD Sgt. Marc Acevedo and Capt. Michael Bobadilla to take an oath from Mayor Jim Cahill.

The newest members of the Roosevelt Elementary School Safety Patrol team were sworn in on October 19 during a ceremony with Mayor Cahill at New Brunswick City Hall.

Safety Patrol is a volunteer opportunity for fifth graders in which they help their teachers and principals enforce positive behaviors in school and be leaders among their student body. 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt Elementary School, so school and city officials opted to make this year’s swearing-in extra special.

More than 40 students applied to be part of Safety Patrol for this year, and 15 were chosen to serve on the team, overseen by Roosevelt School teachers Daneen Rupprecht and Maritza Acevedo. All selected students went through training by the New Brunswick Police Department.


Mayor Cahill hands a badge to a new member of Roosevelt Elementary School’s Safety Patrol.

On Friday morning, Mayor Cahill administered the Safety Patrol oath, while the students stood before parents, teachers, their principal and New Brunswick Police Department officers and promised to set a good example, stand up against bullying, work in tandem with their teachers and perform their duties faithfully. Each student received a badge and a sash to wear while serving in their new roles.


NBPD Capt. Michael Bobadilla and a new member of Roosevelt Elementary School’s Safety Patrol pose for a photo at City Hall.