National Night Out in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Council members Russell Huegel, second from right, Tom Kranz, third from right, and Kevin Boris, fourth from right, pose with Fanwood Police Department Chief Richard Trigo, right, Fire Chief John Piccola, second from left, and Fanwood Rescue Squad President Steve Siegal at the National Night Out observance in LaGrande Park Tuesday night (8/5). Credits: Brian Horton
Councilman Bo Vastine and members of Scotch Plains Police Department at the 30th annucal National Night Out  (August 5).   Credits: John Mooney
Matt Victoria and Lisa Mohn of Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association Credits: John Mooney
Dunk-a-Cop Tank at Scotch Plains National Night Out Credits: John Mooney
The Patrol K-9 Unit is a uniformed subdivision of the Police Department.  When a situation occurs that can benefit from the special abilities of a canine team, they are then assigned to assist. Officers assigned to the K-9 Unit have undergone rigorous training in order to be certified canine handlers. Credits: John Mooney
Council Member Colleen Gialanella and her daugher Alessandra enjoy National Night Out in Scotch Plains Credits: John Mooney
National Night Out featured bounce houses for the kids. Credits: John Mooney
Crowds gather for the rides at National Night Out in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Police demonstrate equipment during National Night Out Credits: John Mooney
Future motorcycle cop Credits: John Mooney
Credits: John Mooney
Marcus Valdez and future EMTs at Scotch Plains National Night Out Celebration. Credits: John Mooney
Firefighter Dan Piccola of the Fanwood Fire Department helps 7-yr-old Devin Pedrero as he tries on a fireman's helmet with his friends in Fanwood's Ladder 1 at the National Night Out observance in LaGrande Park Tuesday night (8/5). Credits: Brian Horton
Football toss game at Fanwood's National Night Out in LaGrande Park on August 5. Credits: John Mooney
Crowd gathers to watch The Lego Movie at LaGrande Park as part of Fanwood's National Night Out celebration. Credits: John Mooney
Benjamin Sackett, 8, of Scotch Plains gets his face painted by artist Evie Klotz of Fanwood at the National Night Out observance in Fanwood's LaGrande Park Tuesday night (8/5).   Credits: Brian Horton
Face-painting at Fanwood's National Night Out Celebration Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Police Department and the Fanwood Police Department sponsored the 30th annual National Night Out celebration in each town on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The observance began 30 years ago as an effort to promote interaction with police and the communities they serve.

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