The Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association is endorsing Mayor Ravi Bhalla for re-election, citing “proactive and effective leadership” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We know first-hand how committed Mayor Bhalla is to protecting the health and safety of Hoboken residents and ensuring the improvement of policing standards,” Hoboken PSOA President Lt. Ed Drishti said in a statement.
“His proactive and effective leadership on COVID-19 and on reducing crime demonstrates that he is the right man for the job. His ongoing support of our police department and its leadership has allowed seamless transition into new policies and addressing growing community needs. We enthusiastically back Ravi Bhalla for re-election.”
After going three years without a new contract, the city council approved a retroactive five-year deal for the PSOA that runs through 2022 back on December 2nd.
Additionally, Drishti ended up contributing $500 towards Bhalla’s re-election campaign before the end of the year.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association and look forward to continuing to work together to keep our residents safe,” the mayor added.
Bhalla, who is currently running unopposed, has also received backing from three major labor unions and two local Latino groups.