The Ocean County Police Academy is pleased to announce the receipt of a substantial donation of $49,247.67 from Dr. César DePaço and Mrs. Deanna Padovani-DePaço. The donation, received on September 11, 2023, will significantly impact the academy’s training programs and enhance its ability to prepare law enforcement officers for the challenges they face.
Dr. César DePaço and his wife, Mrs. Deanna Padovani-DePaço, presented the generous contribution to Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy, who received it on behalf of the Ocean County Police Academy. This remarkable donation will be directed towards the acquisition of specialized equipment for the academy’s Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics training program.
The equipment acquired through this donation will directly benefit more than 300 law enforcement trainees each year. It will enable them to develop and maintain their physical fitness, enhance their defensive tactics skills, and ultimately lead healthier and safer lives. In addition, this funding will support ongoing in-service training for veteran officers, ensuring they remain at the forefront of law enforcement practices.
“We are deeply grateful to Dr. César DePaço and Mrs. Deanna Padovani-DePaço for their generous contribution to our academy,” said Undersheriff Brian J. Klimakowski.
“Their commitment to the development and safety of our law enforcement community is commendable, and we are excited about the positive impact this donation will have on our training programs and the officers we serve.”
The Ocean County Police Academy extends its heartfelt appreciation to Dr. César DePaço and Mrs. Deanna Padovani-DePaço for their support and dedication to law enforcement excellence. This donation underscores their belief in the importance of providing officers with the tools and training needed to serve our community effectively.