Over 1,000 Attend Night Out Against Crime Event

noac meir lPHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED 11:30 PM] of today’s Night Out Against Crime event which took place at Pine Park. Over 1,000 men, women and children enjoyed the event which featured rides, food, entertainment and prizes. Many off-duty police officers were on hand to assist in distributing the prizes and food at the event, hosted by the Lakewood Police Department.

The event was opened by the Chief and the Mayor who welcomed the families and thanked the many event’s sponsors, who also received a plaque for their generosity.

A moment of silence was also observed in memory of the fallen officers of the LPD as well as for the death of an Ocean County Prosecutor who was killed yesterday on her way to work after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Following the moment of silence, was a bagpipe performance and a salute by Lakewood’s Honor Guards.

After the performance, PBA’s President Gary Przewosnik presented Chaveirim, Hatzolah and EMS each with a $1,000 check from the Officers Benefit Fund, for all their work for the community.

Many volunteer organizations were present at the event including the Lakewood Fire Department, Lakewood EMS, Lakewood First Aid, Hatzolah, Chaveirim and LCSW.

(Notice: Video and photos contain women).


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32 COMMENTS

  1. “PBA’s President Gary Przewosnik presented Chaveirim, Hatzolah and EMS each with a $1,000 check from the Officers Benefit Fund, for all their work for the community.”

    = thats a great gesture, but i never want to hear another lakewood police officer, or township administrator say that there is no money to train lakewood officers on gangs, or to set-up a anti-gang unit.
    $3,000 COULD HAVE BEEN SPENT ON GOOD TRAINING TO SAVE LIVES, AND PROTECT OFFICERS FROM FURTHER INCIDENTS LIKE 317. what a disservice.
    do we need another officer shot & killed by a gang member before people stop wasting money on “feel-good” funds, and actually put whatever money is available to good use?

  2. Mr. Conservative – Let me tell you something Chaveirim, Hatzolah and Lakewood EMS all of who are considered first responders of Lakewood, can benefit from this money so they can better train and equip their departments and staff to help take care of those that are in need of care during times of emergencies. If you do the research you will find that Police and Fire Departments are the ones benefiting from the State and Federal Government Grants most of the time, the other first responders that are out in the field helping others get very little to no support from the State and Federal Governments. Here’s some news for you; Do you know that NJ stopped paying for continued education for all EMT’s, this means that all NJ certified EMT’s and Paramedics are required to pay for their mandatory training out of pocket and if they don’t then they lose their certifications. Community watch programs are staffed with every day people who use their own personal vehicles and personally pay for the fuel that is put into those vehicles to patrol your neighborhoods and also personally pay for the maintenance of their vehicles. There is alot of equipment within Chaveirim, Hatzolah and Lakewood EMS that is trying to be placed into service to better serve Lakewood but all of those agencies are having trouble due to a shortage and lack of funds, donations and equipment, trust me I know because I’m personally trying to work on some of those projects and have been for several years. So before you speak and write take a moment and think, the money that the PBA gave tonight is being spent and will be spent on very good training, equipment to help save lives and help those Police Officers that protect our town. If you are still concerned about the funding then maybe you should make a donation to all 4 agencies.

    My closing is to Gary Przewosnik and Lakewood PBA; as a member of one of the agencies and on behalf of Chaveirim, Hatzolah and Lakewood EMS, I would like to personally take this time and say THANK YOU for your donation and support so that we can continue to provide the services that we provide to all of those working, living, and visiting Lakewood.

  3. Mr. Conservative, please explain what you would have spent $3,000 on that would have prevented the unjust death of officer Matlosz. I would like to buy one of these mistery items. Great job Lakewood PBA.

  4. Once again my comments don’t printed, or even “moderated”. I guess the scoop is afraid of the truth. No matter, whether they’re printed or not, they’re still the truth. Game on.

  5. I WANT TO LET EVERYONE IN LAKEWOOD KNOW THAT THE GUY GIVING OUT THE DONUTS WITH A BAGLE NOSH SHIRT ON THE DONUTS WERE FROM GELBSTEINS JUST WANTED THE OLAM TO KNOW THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE SO GOOD THE DONUTS I LOVE THEM ALSO THANK YOU GELBSTEINS FOR GIVING 1000 FREEEEE DONUTS LAST NIGHT WAY TO GO GELBSTEINS WE LOVE GELBSTEINS

  6. Sarge, my comment too is awaiting moderation for almost an hour already- doubt it will get posted and if so; 90% will be edited out (not due to foul language, accusations, or hearsay. JUST FACTS.)

  7. yup- TLS refuses to post my comment that is answering FIRST RESPONDER & ANON…..

    To that i have to say;
    Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence within itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

  8. To: Mr. Conservative

    I see most of your comments are just to incite. If you read what you want to post before you post you would see how uninformed you really are. I have stated this before…..We are all guests on this blog and should behave as such. TLS has set their rules, you can abide by them or leave.

    If you find this blog so restricting you can start your own blog and have your own following.

  9. TO #20:
    “I see most of your comments are just to incite.”

    -CORRECTION MY FRIEND. my comments are not to incite. just because my comments, or questions coincide with your views- does not mean i am wrong, or here to incite problems. I have legitimate views, and concerns. The comment section isnt just for those who agree with the article- its for everyone. and if you feel that people who disagree with you and voice their opinion are merely attempting to incite- you are living in a narcissistic world all of your own.
    Here is some food for thought, if you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe in? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. A difference in opinion does not constitute animosity, nor the desire to “incite” such.

  10. To: Mr. Conservative

    Your quote “my comments are not to incite. just because my comments, or questions “”coincide”” with your views- does ”

    It think should be “conflict” ….. like I said You should read your comment before you post it.

  11. TO #23: “You should read your comment before you post it.”

    IF YOU WANNA PLAY THIS IMMATURE GAME, I CAN DO IT ALL DAY LONG….look who’s talking!
    YOU WROTE: “It think should be “conflict” ….. like I said You should read your comment before you post it.”

    “IT THINK” – should be = “I” THINK
    and your Y is needlessly capitalized.

    If you want to ignore the WHOLE post i wrote, and concentrate on one word- that only proves how small and simple minded you really are. if out of everything i wrote, you picked out ONE thing, a grammatical error to concentrate on, and in a poor attempt to mock me- you only made a fool of yourself.
    Learn to follow your own advice, and certainly if you want to rebuttal to someone on his or her talking points/opinions/comments- stick to the topic. dont resort to childish mockery of grammar/spelling. (thats a typical tactic of anyone who has nothing smart to add to the conversation or feels they are loosing the debate so they resort to mockery. this isnt a playground, so be an adult.)

  12. To: Mr. Conservative

    Again I say read your comment before you post. Your last paragraph applies more to yourself than to anyone else. I guess that is why you addressed it to yourself. I only tried to correct your choice of word because it turned your entire statement in the wrong direction and made you look silly. And by the way you keep getting the numbers wrong 20 should be 19 and 23 should be 22.

  13. #25, thank you, but who died and put you in charge of grammar and spelling?
    look at your own posts. In post#23 IT should have been an I. (so before you go around correcting others, make sure your flawless).

    …. I see you still have nothing intelligent to bring into the conversation aside from grammar checks.

    (PS- the numbers change as new comments are approved.)

  14. how did night out against crime prevents crime….well i learned a lot from Brick Armory’s table and if you didn’t talk to them ..they were there to inform the community that there are classes offered at their training facility that will make my family and my friends safer in my home and on the streets. cant wait for classes to be available..i was told in September and the instructors are also going to adjusted teachings for the community..very friendly and nice people!

  15. In a nut shell: Night Out Against Crime is a chance for the community and its members to meet and interact with the various professional agencies in town. While speaking to anyone three, residents can ask questions and learn about programs and services available to them. So next year come out, lend a hand, donate a service, or just sit back and enjoy a night out with your neighbors.

  16. The check given to the EMS Representative from the PBA did not go to the EMS department for training or supplies. If it did, it would have to go to the township treasury as income under state law. The check I am told was given to the EMS Union.

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