Roselle Park annual “National Night Out” is set for Tuesday, August 7th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park.
since 2000, Roselle Park has been taking part in the crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) which started in 1983. This nationwide event is 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.’
This year, National Night Out is sponsored by the Roselle Park Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program, a group that wants to do more than just crime prevention, but instead, create a “community network to provide a safer place to live.”
The Roselle Park’s emergency services will be on-hand to provide the community information on safety. Some of the safety topics will be bike/water/crime/fire safety. There will also be live music, games, and giveaways. Police cars and trucks – as well as fire trucks – will be on-site so that children can learn more about the vehicles and services.
As is the custom, residents can turn their porch lights on that evening to show support against crime.
More information can be obtained by contacting Roselle Park Police Department Detective Richard Cocca at (908) 245-6187 or via e-mail at rcocca[@]roselleparkpolice.org.