Two local children were named the police chiefs of their respective towns Friday.
Stefano Benevento was sworn-in as the chief of the Westwood Police Department and Jackie Baez was sworn-in as the chief of the Washington Township Police Department.
The appointments lasted for just one day. Both children were chosen as part of the annual "chief for a day" program organized by the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. The program gives kids suffering from health problems a look at the inner workings of law enforcement.
Both Stefano and Jackie got their own child-sized chief uniforms and met with police officers in their respective towns. They then traveled to Hackensack to meet with the 26 other chiefs and New York Giant Jim Cordle at the Bergen County Courthouse.