Bloomfield, Harrison and East Newark are among the local communities that will join more than 15,000 others across the United States next Tuesday, Aug. 2, for the 28th annual National Night Out Against Crime program.
The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is also marked in Canada and in U.S. territories and military bases around the world. In 2010, an estimated 37 million people participated.
Each town picks its own way to take part in the project, which is designed, among other goals, to garner support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen police-community partnerships and send a message that neighborhoods are united against crime and criminals.
— Karen Zautyk