‘National Night Out’ Across The Country Hopes To Reduce Crime


noCommunities across the country are planning ‘National Night Out Against Crime’ activities Tuesday night.

The event brings together police and residents in an effort to reduce crime.

The National Night Out, which started nearly 30 years ago, encourages communities across the country to get together in a show of force against gangs, drugs and crime.

The National Night Out Against Crime program is in its 30th year, and it is held on the first Tuesday of August every year.

In Lakewood, the Lakewood Police Department will be hosting its Annual Night Out Against Crime Community Fair to be held at Pine Park, located on West County Line Road and Country Club Drive. The Fair will start at 4:00 PM and continue until 8:00 PM.

At the fair, the public will have an opportunity to meet public safety professionals and volunteer organizations and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and entertainment. There will be children’s rides, displays and information from various civic organizations as well as a barbecue and other delicious foods for everyone to enjoy.

In NYC, the NYPD Precincts throughout the five boroughs will be hosting family friendly events.

In Brooklyn, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly are scheduled to make an appearance at the 70th Precinct Community Council’s 30th anniversary celebration of National Night Out. The popular event will take place on Tuesday August 6, 2013, from 6:30PM till 9:00PM at the Parade Grounds (enter at Caton Ave. and Argyle Rd.)

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