The Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) will be holding its 15th annual “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 4th, from 5 p.m. till 9 in the evening. The annual event, which started in Roselle Park in the year 2000, will – according to Rupen Shah, the Administrative Assistant for the Casano Center, will take place on Chestnut Street in front of the Center.
In previous years, the event was held in the rear patio section of the center and the Roselle Park Middle School parking lot area but this year Chestnut Street will be closed off from Grant Avenue to Clay Avenue from 4 p.m. till 10 at night.
The Roselle Park Police Department will showcase public safety programs and DJ Ryan Angus has again volunteered his time and talents to provide music for the evening. There will be give-a-ways, demonstrations, and displays.
National Night Out, which started in 1984, is a nationwide event held, for almost all of the country, in the first week of August. Its purpose is to promote and enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while, according to their website, ‘bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.’
As is the custom, residents can turn their porch lights on that evening to show support against crime.
Anyone needing more information can call (908) 245-0666. The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street.