Carteret, NJ – On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, residents and neighborhoods throughout the Borough of Carteret are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “35th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored by Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, the Carteret Borough Council, and the Carteret Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit. NNO will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime.’
National Night Out 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 in neighborhoods throughout Carteret and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm outside with neighbors and police.
“Carteret is dedicated 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 look forward to joining together with our community 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 15 consecutive years (2003 through 2017). Last year the Borough had more than 900 adults and children take part. look forward to this year being even bigger and better.
National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation. On August 7th, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in giving crime & drugs a going-away party.”
Residents who are interested in taking part or would like more information, should contact Susan Skoczypiec at the Carteret Police Department by calling (732) 541-4127 and she will put your name on the list for Police officers to stop at in the allotted timeframe. NNO Promotional items will be handed out, including T-shirts on a first come-first served basis.
You may read more about National Night Out at Carteret.net or NATW.org.