August 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
MADISON, NJ - The Madison Police Department will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6. The event is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness and to strengthen partnerships between police and community. The Madison Police Department will visit various neighborhoods to teach families and residents about ways they can increase safety at home and develop emergency plans in case of an accident, fire or even unpredictable events.
“It’s a nationwide program that’s been in existence for awhile. This is the 30th year,” said Lieutenant Joseph Cirella, Madison Police Department. “Around 6:00 pm, we’ll deploy 6-10 teams of officers who will visit block parties and interact with residents providing safety tips, etc. There’s even some giveaways for the kids,” Cirella said.
National Night Out began in 1984 in an effort to help promote a safer America. This national event is dedicated to the promotion of police-community partnerships, the prevention of crime and the fostering of community spirit.