The Lakewood Police Department is inviting the entire Lakewood Community to its annual Night Out Against Crime, today, August 14, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Lakewood Pine Park, Country Club Drive and County Line Road.
The Night Out Against Crime, a national program, is an opportunity for the community to meet local police officers, community volunteers, and many organizations in an effort to increase awareness about all anti-crime efforts.
The evening will include bicycle raffles, giveaways, the State Police helicopter, rides by Traveling Tykes Entertainment, pony rides, LCSW bike registration, and demonstrations by the Lakewood First Aid Extrication and the Ocean County Sheriff K9 units.
Free Pizza and barbecue, under Rabbinical supervision, and ices will be available.
Participants to date include: Lakewood Hatzolah EMS; Lakewood Fire Department; Lakewood Chaveirim; Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch; CHEMED; Chesed of Lakewood; Lakewood Police Dept., Traffic & Safety Division; Lakewood Police Dept. Special Response Team; Lakewood Police Dept. Special Operations Division; Lakewood First Aid & Emergency Squad; Lakewood Twp. Dept. of Emergency Medical Services; Lakewood Twp. Office of Emergency Management; Lakewood Twp. Dept. of Inspections; Lakewood Twp. Dept. of Public Works; Lakewood Twp. Committee; Lakewood Twp. Municipal Utilities Authority; Lakewood CERT (Community Emergency Response Team); Division of Youth and Family Services; Georgian Court University; Misaskim; Ocean County Police Academy; Ocean County Prosecutors Office; Ocean County Sheriff’s Department; Ocean County College; American Red Cross; Salvation Army; St Barnabas Medical Center; Big Brother Big Sister of Ocean County;
About Night Out Against Crime (Taken from natw.org)
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime” by NATW’s (the National Association of Town Watch) Executive Director Matt Peskin in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states. National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.