Mayor Mark A. Smith invites residents to join the Bayonne Police Department on Tuesday, August 6, for this year’s National Night Out. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. on Del Monte Drive, between 23rd and 24th Streets in the Bayonne Special Improvement District. At the event, there will be activities for children including an obstacle course, bounce house, and balloon slide. A DJ will provide music. The mini-golf course will be open to all. There will also be refreshments such as popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones.
The National Night Out is a Community-Police awareness event designed to increase awareness about police programs in the community, strengthen neighborhood spirit and the police-community partnership, and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. Across the U.S. and Canada, the event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit organization. Public Safety Director Jason O’Donnell said, “Joining National Night Out is a great way to show support for safe streets. I urge Bayonne residents to come out to enjoy this event with their families and officers of the Police Department.” Police Chief Ralph Scianni said, “For three decades, National Night Out has symbolized a country-wide commitment to building solid police-community partnerships. Here at the local level, National Night Out is a special effort by the Bayonne Police Department to build a positive relationship with the people of our community.”
An estimated 37 million people take part in National Night Out in 15,000 communities in all fifty American states, U.S. territories, and eight Canadian provinces. Colleges, universities, and military bases at home and abroad also participate.
For more information, please call 201-858-7888.