National Night Out is Almost Here

Regal Bank is sponsoring National Night Out’s “Movie Under the Stars”. Pictured is Monte Ehrenkranz of Regal Bank with Chief Craig Handschuch and Community Policing Officers Joy Klapal, Gary Mankowitz and Stan Valles.   Credits: LPD

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Police Department will hold the community’s sixth National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th at the Memorial Oval. The annual event begins at 5:30 p.m.  Attractions will include McGruff the Crime Dog and helicopter landings.  There will be a free raffle which will allow participants to enter to win prizes donated by Target, Karig’s Livingston Hardware, bee bee designs, Olive Garden and others.

Livingston’s event is generously supported by donations from Livingston PBA 263, ShopRite, Kiwanis Club of Livingston, the Home Depot, Bottle King, Sign Me Up, Panek’s Service Center, Livingston Collision and Argyle Market.

As an added attraction, the Livingston Kiwanis Club will be holding their Swim Karnival at Haines Pool during the event. Further details will follow regarding the exact times.

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There is still time for children to enter the poster contest.  The deadline is July 30, at 4:00 p.m.  This year’s poster contest will be judged by Martha Ackerman from the Arts Council of Livingston.  Complete information and rules can be found at:

Any organization or local business that would like to have a free display table at the event is asked to call the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600.

In case of rain, the event will be held inside Livingston High School.

Volunteers are needed for various positions including running carnival games for children.  To donate, volunteer or to learn more about Livingston’s upcoming National Night Out, contact Officer Gary Mankowitz at (973) 992-3000 extension #3208 or

In this area, the police department will post information about upcoming events and new programs, as well as articles regarding the safety and well-being of our residents.


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