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Newark Hosts National Night Out Against Crime Event

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By: Aaliyah Amos

City officials in Newark announced that the City of Newark’s Department of Public Safety, comprising the Newark Police and Fire Divisions and Office of Emergency Management, will observe the Annual “National Night Out Against Crime” at 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, at Weequahic Park, Empire Street and Meeker Avenue Entrance, in Newark.

According to the Department of Public Safety, National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention awareness event endorsed by the National Association of Town Watch.

It is designed to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and foster police-community partnerships.

The Department states that attendees at National Night Out will enjoy free food, ice cream, giveaways, music, bouncy rides, and other fun and informative activities for children and adults.

The Police Division will display its Emergency Services Unit and equipment, police horses, motorcycles, police boat, bomb truck, Segway device, and command post vehicle.

The Fire Division will display its command vehicle, a HAZMAT vehicle, and its historic vintage fire engine. All are welcome to attend.