32nd Annual Vest-A-Cop

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  TOMS RIVER – Join the Toms River Police Department and Toms River PBA for their 32nd Annual Vest a Cop on Washington Street of Downtown Toms River on September 26 from 5 to 10 p.m.

  This year they will be in a new location, but with the same event and the same goal to raise money for the Bullet Proof Vest Fund.

  Officers will be waiting tables at Capone’s Gourmet Pizza and Pasta House, Crave and a Thyme for All Seasons. Battle River Brewery and Garden State Distillery will be serving up refreshments. Mandoli’s Custom Cake Confectionary and Mueller’s Creamery will appeal to your sweet tooth with some wonderful desserts!

  They plan to fill the streets with plenty to do with the whole family. Check out some of their awesome vendors and activities below:

  • We So Korny Kettle Corn – over five different flavors of kettle corn
  • John&Debbieo’s Concessions – fried Oreos, cotton candy, funnel cakes and lemonade
  • Patriot Cigars – cigar vendor
  • Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums – Irish Bagpipe music


  • Wreck Your Pallet Axe Throwing
  • Shore Amusements Inflatables – bounce house and obstacle course 
  • Dunk Tank – Dunk a TRPD Officer
  • Fun Bags Cornhole Lounge – cornhole boards will be set up to play!
  • Monkey Bizz Entertainment – face painting
  • Our Toms River Township Sensory Trailer – families of those who struggle with sensory issues can utilize this trailer to find the peace and calm they need to cope with sensory overload

  There’s fun for the entire family! Come enjoy the live music, DJ, dunk tank, police motorcycles, fire trucks, ambulances and much more!