NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Chief William announces the North Plainfield Police Department will hold its 14th Annual National Night Out – America’s Night out against Crime celebration and Public Safety Vehicle Expo is on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The event, which will feature free, fun and informational activities for the whole family, will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the parking lot across from the Municipal Building at 263 Somerset Street. This event has grown larger and larger each year.
National Night Out is an opportunity to bring together the community residents and members of the public safety community in an informative and fun manner, thus building relationships with the community we protect and serve. The event provides attendees the opportunity to chat with law enforcement officers as well as fire and borough officials. This is an annual community-building campaign that promotes neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
This year’s National Night Out will include a large display of public safety emergency equipment from the North Plainfield Police Department and the North Plainfield Fire Department as well as specialized equipment from the tactical SWAT and dive/rescue elements of the Somerset County Emergency Response Team. Attendees will have an opportunity to view and handle various pieces of equipment including a portable observation tower. Again this year, we have a DJ and serving hamburgers, hotdogs, soda and Italian ice. Handouts and pamphlets will also be available on such topics as domestic violence, gang awareness, identity theft, block watch associations, and crime prevention. We also have a shredder truck, courtesy of Safe Guard Document Destruction for people to shred their documents safely.
Held annually on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is a free, family-friendly event designed to promote community involvement in crime prevention activities and strengthen police-community partnerships so that neighborhoods will be safer, better places to live. Please join us in keeping North Plainfield a safe proud community, hope to see you there!
William G. Parenti
Chief of Police
An Accredited Police Agency
Immediate Past President New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police