SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark the calendars for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Rowland Park. The South Brunswick Police Department will be taking part in the 36th anniversary of National Night Out, which began in 1984 as a way to strengthen the bonds between the community and the police in their unified fight against crime. The fun, family-friendly event also works to improve the relations between officers and the residents living in the towns they serve.

South Brunswick is one of the more than 9,000 communities across the nation participating in National Night Out, which always takes place on the first Tuesday in August except in Texas. Texas holds their National Night Out on the first Tuesday in October.

“National Night Out is one of the largest community events in the Township each year," South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said. "It offers a great opportunity for the community to come together with the police to recognize the success of our partnership. The event celebrates the ongoing commitment to make our community a better place to live."

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This free event is always well-attended and residents are strongly encouraged by the SBPD to carpool to Rowland Park.

The South Brunswick Police Department is bringing back National Night Out favorites like carnival rides, bounce houses, games and prizes. This year's event will offer more rides and fun for adults and kids along with displays from the SBPD, the fire department and first aid squads. The FBI  will be on hand this year as well as some exciting and interesting surprise displays. The South Brunswick Police Department will be serving up hot dogs, chips, soda, ice cream, popcorn and soda while supplies last. WMGQ will be broadcasting live for the three hour event.

Rowland  Park is located at 235 Broadway Road in Cranbury.