Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, and Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown announce that on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, neighborhoods throughout Hunterdon County are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “32nd” Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association to Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office, will involve over 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 37.1 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.
From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Hunterdon County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
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 National Night Out, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.”
Hunterdon County’s National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Deerpath Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08822. County residents are invited to join their county and local law enforcement and emergency services personnel for a fun-filled evening, featuring free food, music, games, door prizes, child ID, and a classic car show. Support for this event is provided by local businesses and organizations.
For more information contact: Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Maria Dulmer at (908) 788-1166.