FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield’s National Night Out event, sponsored by the Fairfield Police Department, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hollywood Avenue park between Kennedy Drive and Annette Road.

National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to make local neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini encourages all Fairfield residents to come to the event to meet the community’s police officers while also enjoying free food, inflatables, games, live entertainment and the landing of a New Jersey State Police helicopter on the field.

For further information, contact Sgt. Chris Niemiec at (973) 227-1400 or cniemiec@fairfieldnj.org.

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In other police news, Fairfield's first-ever Junior Police Academy will be open to Fairfield seventh and eighth grade students ages 11 to 14 starting on Tuesdays from Sept. 18 through Nov. 20. Classes will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the recreation complex.

Courses will include physical fitness, defensive tactics, first aid, crime scenes, motor vehicle and criminal laws and other related law enforcement topics. Registration begins on Tuesday and ends on Saturday, Sept. 1.

For more information, contact police@fairfieldnj.org or call 973-227-1400 and ask for Sgt. John McNish.

On Sunday, Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the police department will host a retirement party for Sgt. Joseph Keegan to honor Keegan’s 29 years of service to the community. Those interested in attending the event for $50 per person, to be held at the Fairfield Fire Department on Commerce Road, should contact Officer RJ Casendino at (973) 227-1400.

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