National Night Out Against Crime – 2014

National Night Out Against Crime - 2014

National Night Out Against Crime

The Sea Girt Police Department will be hosting “National Night Out Against Crime” on August 5th, 2014 at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, NJ.  The event begins at 5:00pm and will run until 8:00pm.

National Night Out Against Crime – America’s Night Out Against Crime, began in 1984.  It was an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back.  The event takes place on the first Tuesday of August annually.  The first year 2.5 million Americans celebrated a night out against crime in 400 communities throughout 23 states.  Today the annual event involves over 37 million people in 15,000 communities throughout the United States and Canada.  (See http://www.natw.org/ )

National Night Out Against Crime in Sea Girt will be a celebration with the community.  It is an opportunity for the members of the community to come out and be together with the public safety professionals who are there to protect them.  This year’s National Night Out Against Crime event will feature a classic car show, a bicycle safety rodeo (from 5:30-6:30), a mobile video game center and other activities.  Other activities and groups who will be participating include:

  • Police K-9 demonstrations
  • Fire safety information and fire truck displays presented by the Sea Girt Fire Company
  • Swimming safety information and equipment displays presented by the Sea Girt Beach Patrol
  • Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • A blood mobile where people can donate blood
  • The Associated Humane Societies – Adopt a Pet
  • Drinking and driving goggle course for adults to see firsthand the dangers of drinking and driving
  • A mobile paper shredder truck to provide a place to shred household paperwork and help prevent identity theft
  • Shore Community Alliance
  • New Jersey National Guard
  • New Jersey Natural Gas
  • Operation Beach Head
  • The Spring Lake Heights Police Department
  • Food and soft drinks
  • And much, much, more….