Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will participate in the National Night Out event in Morristown next Tuesday, August 7, to help support local law enforcement efforts and promote the benefits of outdoor lighting in fighting crime.

As part of the event at Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Avenue, JCP&L representatives will operate a utility line truck and offer a hands-on demonstration of electric safety equipment and devices from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“National Night Out is an opportunity for residents to come out and interact with local law enforcement officials, civic groups and businesses to help promote safety in our communities,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L.  “Throughout the year, we work with municipalities across our service area to enhance safety by keeping the streetlights on and we encourage homeowners to ensure their property is well lit.”

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National Night Out is a campaign that promotes police-community partnership at the neighborhood level to improve safety.  This is the 34thannual National Night Out, and thousands of events are planned for the night of August 7 across all 50 states and Canada.

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