Dear Editor:

August is here and brings with it two great opportunities for the public to interact with the Fanwood Police Department.

On Tuesday, August 6, La Grande Park will host National Night Out, a community event designed to foster the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. This free event provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

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Later in the month, during the week of Aug. 26-30, children can work out alongside our police officers from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.our officers will host a weeklong fitness program for students called "Get Fit with Fanwood's Finest." 

Fanwood and Scotch Plains students in grades 5-8 are invited to start their days with some fresh air and exercise as they work out alongside Fanwood officers. For more details or to sign up for the program, visit Please direct any additional questions to

I hope you will attend!

Colleen Mahr
Mayor of Fanwood