UNION, NJ – Residents of all ages came out Tuesday evening for Union's National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

The event, held at police headquarters, saw hundreds participate in various activities, including the ever-popular dunk tank, a demonstration of the Police Department’s new drones, EMS and fire equipment displays, bouncy houses, the opportunity to sit on a Union police motorcycle, in a police car and in the back of a Union ambulance, and touch and learn about emergency tactical gear.  Guided tours of police headquarters were also provided.

Several local businesses, including BCB Bank and the Union Center Special Improvement District, had display tables with information and free give-aways.  Kids enjoyed the free face painting, riding a bike using the drunk driving googles, and free hot dogs and drinks.

National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August bringing together neighbors from across thousands of communities from all 50 states.