National Night Out is Thursday, August 6th, 2015.

National Night Out is an annual event to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

Since 1997, The Community Relations Office has taken part in National Crime Night Out which is an annual event, held in August, designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  4. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are
    organized and fighting back

The event will be set up near Elizabeth Avenue and Irving Street (set up at 5:30 p.m. – event 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Our event will not occur on the traditional first Tuesday of the month, since we are running it in conjunction with the Rahway Mayor’s Concert Series. This year’s concert will be “Buckwheat Zydeco.”

If you have any displays that you would like to set up, please let us know. The Rahway Police Department has used this event in the past as a platform for recruitment for our volunteer groups. Please contact Detective William Eicholz at the Community Relations Office at 732.827.2079 to R.S.V.P.

In the past, the event has included a barbeque and entertainment providing a relaxed atmosphere for community interaction. It’s a great opportunity to meet members of the Police Department, Fire Department, and other city service organizations to discuss issues and concerns. Police equipment and vehicles are on display and information packs concerning a variety of subjects are made available to the community. It’s an event enjoyed by all attendees and a good opportunity for neighbors to meet and discuss the issues affecting their community.