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U.S. Attorney Carpenito to Take Part in 36th Annual National Night Out

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito will join members of law enforcement, community leaders and residents on Tuesday, August 6th at West Side Park in Newark to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out is a community-building and crime prevention campaign that promotes collaborative law enforcement-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Thousands of communities nationwide will participate in neighborhood block parties, festivals, cookouts, safety demonstrations, seminars, and activities that heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts. Events such as these help to strengthen neighborhood spirit, police-community partnerships, and demonstrate a shared commitment for strong and safe communities. 

“National Night Out has rallied neighborhood residents, law enforcement and community leaders in the common goal of strengthening relationships to help prevent and deter crime in our local community,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said. “I am proud to stand with my colleagues and my neighbors to support safer streets and work together to drive out crime.”

“The National Night Out celebration is a community/police awareness event, which is recognized throughout the United States and is held annually on the first Tuesday in August,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. “It is a day that the Police Division promotes community/police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.”

The Newark event runs from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, will be participating in events in Carteret, Jersey City, Mount Olive, Plainfield, Millburn, Piscataway, Union, Chatham, Nutley, Robbinsville and Secaucus. National Night Out organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide to take part in community events on Tuesday.

Updated August 5, 2019

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 19-228