CAMDEN, NJ — National Night Out, the annual nationwide summer event geared toward promoting police and community relationships, will be celebrated in Camden on Tuesday night.
The Camden County Police Department will have officers in each of the city's four districts as part of the event, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches.
Residents can come together with officers and city and county officials and enjoy an evening of activities and giveaways.
National Night Out began in 1984 as a community-building event and opportunity for police departments to become better connected to the neighborhood. It is now held each year on the first Tuesday in August.
“Police officers across the country will be getting in their communities and engaging the residents because they’ve learned what we already know in Camden, community policing works,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. in a statement. “Our officers are committed to acting as guardians of these neighborhoods, and are working with the children and families in the city on a daily basis to create an unbreakable bond for the future.”
Sheila Roberts Park (6th and Washington streets)
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Yorkship Square (intersection of Octagon and Yorkship)
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Von Nieda Park (29th Street and River Road)
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Whitman Square Water Tower
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.