ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- On Friday, Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried declared via executive order that August 5 to 11 would be "Police Appreciation Week" throughout the Township. For the fourth consecutive year, residents and businesses are invited to show their support and appreciation for local law enforcement officers with blue ribbons and navy blue lights adorning their properties during the week. 

In addition, blue ribbons and blue lights will be prominently featured at all municipal buildings, including the Municipal Building, police headquarters, senior center, the Department of Public Works and the fire department.  Local businesses who wish to show their support for Police Appreciation Week can pick up display window signs at the Township Municipal Building - 2298 Route 33 - and at Police Headquarters, located at 1117 Route 130 North.

“Showing our appreciation to police officers in Robbinsville and across the country—men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day—is something we are obviously very passionate about,’’ Mayor Fried said. “The anti-law enforcement sentiment around the country is unacceptable. Robbinsville wants to do everything it can to help achieve the goal of bringing police and the community together.”

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The highlight of the week will be the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. hosted by the Robbinsville Police Department outside of police headquarters.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

Free food, free kids games, a demonstration by the fire department, a petting zoo, inflatables, firetruck rides, police station tours, vendors from many charities, civic organizations and other fun activities will all be part of the evening.   The primary parking entrance for the event is Folsom Way and Robbinsville-Allentown Road (Route 526).

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