LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston will join thousands of other communities across the country in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Memorial Oval.

This will be Livingston's 10th summer participating in the annual community-building campaign, which promotes police-community partnerships to make local neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. According to the Livingston Police Department, National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. 

For the first time, Livingston Police Department will be participating in Project 365 through the National Association of Town Watch. This is an effort by police departments to expand on the goals of National Night Out and create a plan to make the community a safer and more desirable place to live. The goal of the Livingston Police Department will be to expand the number of Neighborhood Watch groups within the township.

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Neighborhood Watch is a crime-prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their community. For more information on Neighborhood Watch groups in Livingston, call the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or visit the programs page at livingstonnj.org/Police.

At this year’s National Night Out, emergency personnel from many law enforcement and public safety entities will be on hand once again to showcase their equipment. There will also be exhibits, safety demonstrations, and youth events, as well as displays from various local organizations and businesses. 

Thousands of Livingston residents support the Livingston Police Department by attending this summer event each year. Check out coverage from last year's Livingston National Night Out HERE

Any organization or local business that would like to have a free display table at the event is asked to contact the Community Policing Unit. Volunteers are also needed for various positions including running carnival games for children. 

To donate, volunteer, request a table or to learn more about Livingston’s upcoming National Night Out, contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or email livingstonpd@gmail.com.

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