Tuesday, August 1, 2023, was celebrated nationally as America’s night out against crime. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood rapport to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Many Bergen County towns offered family friendly activities, food, and informational giveaways.
At this year’s events, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office joined local police departments in Harrington Park, New Milford, Palisades Park, Paramus, Hackensack, Rochelle Park, Rutherford, Saddle Brook and Teaneck to engage with community members. “We view National Night Out as a valuable opportunity to engage with local residents and share important crime prevention and safety messages,” said Prosecutor Mark Musella. “This annual event provides a chance for residents to interact with their neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.”