MORRISTOWN, NJ - National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, with the goal of making the neighborhood a safer and more caring place to live, took place Tuesday August 6 at Mennen Arena.
Neighbors in the Morristown area joined more than 16,000 communities across the nation in observance of National Night Out. The community was able to interact with law enforcement and community agencies while enjoying free food, entertainment, ice skating and give aways.
Lieutenant Steven Ferraioli has been part of National Night Out for the past 17 years.
“National Night Out is a great way for the community and law enforcement to get together for a night,” added Lt. Ferraioli.
Members of various agencies were available to provide information such as safety in an emergency, training a K9 dog, and the Seeing Eye Program.
Community members could look and walk inside the different law enforcement vehicles. Fire trucks, a police motorcycle, and a Rescue and Recovery Unit were just a few of the available vehicles. Representative Mikie Sherrill also joined residents in celebrating National Night Out.
“Building trust and communication between our law enforcement officials and our communities helps to make us safer,” said Representative Sherrill. “I saw the benefits of community-building at the U.S. Attorney’s office, and I am grateful to everyone who works to make National Night Out and community policing initiatives a success.”
In addition to visiting Morristown residents, Sherill also made stops in Chatham, Florham Park, Denville, Parsippany, Pompton Lakes and Livingston.