Bayonne BOE, police, acquire military Humvee for high school students to restore


The Bayonne Board of Education worked with the local police department to acquire a military Humvee that automative students in the vocational program will be able to restore.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I would like to thank the Bayonne Board of Education for partnering with the Bayonne Police Department on this project. This project is mutually beneficial to both organizations. The Bayonne Police Department received this piece of surplus military equipment free of charge from the Federal Government,” Bayonne Police Chief Robert Geisler said in a statement.

“As a result, the students at BHS will receive practical hands on experience repairing this vehicle for use by our officers. This vehicle will be extremely useful during times of severe weather. I would like to thank the administrators, teachers and students of BHS who are involved in this project and who are assisting the Bayonne Police Department carry out our mission of protecting our community.”

Bayonne BOE President Joe Broderick added that “is that our instructors are industry professionals,” which will prove new opportunities to learn.

Additionally, Superintendent John Niesz personally thanked Geisler and members of the Bayonne Police Department for securing this vehicle.