Summit Police Department Chief Robert Weck takes a dip in the H2O as part of the 'Dunk-A-Cop' station at the Hilltop City's 'National Night Out' event. All proceeds from the dunk tank booth benefited a set of six-year-old identical twins with global developmental delays and non-verbal Autism, who require daily, year-round intensive therapeutic interventions.
Held annually on the first Tuesday in August, 'National Night Out' is a community-building event began in 1984 and held in thousands of cities and towns across the United States. It promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live, enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, and Brings back a true sense of community while also providing a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Summit's 'National Night Out', which was sponsored by Overlook Medical Center and the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL), featured -- in addition to the 'Dunk-A-Cop' tank -- displays and demonstrations by Union County SWAT, New Jersey State Police, the FBI, and K-9 units along with Summit Police, Fire, EMS, and Public Works. Live music, food trucks, bounce houses and other amusements as well as the ''Blessing of the Badges' were also part of the festivities.
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