The Matawan Borough Police Department will participate in the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 7, along with over 15,000 communities from across the United States, according to the National Night Out (NNO) website.
The department is inviting residents to come outside between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Aug. 7 and turn on their porch lights, relax out front of their homes, or meet up with neighbors. Just come outside and take a stand against crime in the community.
Officers will also be driving around to meet residents and to also hand out items such as coolers and mugs to everyone they see participating.
According to the NNO website, the evening is designed to help prevent drugs and crime by demonstrating a committment to the community.
Read the full invitation here:
Help us celebrate a traditional Night Out by turning on your porch light, going outside, meeting your neighbors, and taking a stand against crime.
Between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. our officers will be patrolling the neighborhoods, available to answer your questions and provide information to help you, help us to continue to provide a safe community.
As a token of our appreciation, officers will be distributing items such as coolers and mugs donated by P.B.A Local 179 to anyone taking part in this worthwhile event.
Lieutenant Jason Gallo
Matawan Police Department