Carteret to Celebrate 36th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, the Carteret Borough Council, and the Carteret Police Department invite Carteret residents to join in the Borough’s Annual celebration of National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs (NNO) on Tuesday, August 6th. Each year, Mayor Reiman, members of the Borough Council, and Carteret Police Officers walk around neighborhoods throughout the Borough as residents invite their neighbors to join them for fun activities, refreshments, and community bonding.

Nearly 17,000 communities and over 40 million people celebrate NNO across the United States. NNO, which is in its 36th year, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm outside with neighbors and police.

“National Night Out is a great opportunity each year to display Carteret’s dedication to the safety of our residents and the prevention of crime,” said Mayor Dan Reiman. “Each year myself, the Borough Council, and our Police Department join residents around the Borough for a night of fun to display solidarity and show our children that there are fun alternatives to crime.”

Carteret has won National Awards for outstanding participation the past 16 consecutive years (2003 through 2018), placing 10th out of 44 winning communities. Last year, the Borough had more than 1,000 adults and children take part, with this year shaping up to be even bigger and better.

“National Night Out has grown in popularity each year,” said Carteret Police Chief Dennis McFadden. “It’s great to see so many families participating and taking a stance against crime and drugs in our community.”

Residents who are interested in taking part or would like more information, should contact Susan Skoczypiec at the Carteret Police Department by calling (732) 541-3866 and she will put your name on the list for Police officers to stop at in the allotted timeframe.

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