Scranton Police Chief receives award from JCC

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A big honor Monday to a local police chief for his department’s dedicated service.

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Security Council presented an award of deep appreciation to Scranton Police Chief Tom Carroll in recognition of the police department’s support of the Jewish community in Scranton.

The security council of the JCC was formed in 2018 following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh back in 2018. Eleven people were killed and six were injured.

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Since then, Scranton Police have worked closely with members of the Jewish community in the Electric City to provide security at various events and ensure their safety as anti-semitism continues to rise.

“I will tell you is that it’s not possible without great men and women we have in uniform in the Scranton police department. They too believe none of us who wear this badge want anyone to live in fear or with fear and if it’s the small things we can do to instill some confidence to know we are there and we want you to be safe that is the message,” said Chief Carroll.

The JCC also offered the Scranton Police Department a special discount on JCC annual memberships, which would include each officer’s badge number as the annual membership fee.

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