On August 2, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and over a dozen members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey participated in National Night Out across the state. The U.S. Attorney visited and spoke to law and public safety agencies and members of the community at the following events:
- City of Newark and the Department of Public Safety’s National Night Out event at School Stadium located at 450 Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, NJ.
- Event hosted by the Teaneck Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office at Milton Votee Park in Teaneck, NJ.
- Hoboken Police Department and Stevens Technical School Police Department Annual Night Out Against Crime, located at Church Square Park in Hoboken, NJ.
- Jersey City Police Department and Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop Host National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime, located at Pershing Field Park in Jersey City, NJ.
Other representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office visited NNO events at approximately 13 towns in 8 different counties, including Camden, Carteret, Fairview, Hoboken, Little Egg Harbor, Livingston, South Orange, Monmouth Junction, Morris County, New Providence, North Bergen, Pine Hill, Saddle Brook, and Union County.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Approximately 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide took part in 2016 National Night Out police-community events.