Police will meet, greet residents

Police will meet, greet residents

Police will
meet, greet

JACKSON — The Jackson Township Police Department will hold its annual National Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 3 at Jackson ShopRite, County Line Road, from 5-9 p.m. According to police, Night Out is an evening of fun and educational information that brings Jackson’s neighborhoods together with police officers, fire department personnel and other support organizations. Residents will be given tips on how to keep crime and drugs out of their communities.

Parents can ensure the safety of their children by having police register them with child identification kits. The police DARE car will be on hand. A fatal vision display simulates the eyesight and coordination of a legally intoxicated person.

The Jackson Fire Department will provide interactive displays that include the smoke house, which instructs children in how to react in the event of an actual fire. Youngsters can view fire engines and speak to the firefighters that use them. Members of the New Jersey National Guard will be on hand to talk to residents.

The Jackson First Aid Squad and special response team will have a display and provide safety tips. MONOC first aid and paramedics, who also service the emergency needs of the township, will give a presentation that includes coloring books and giveaways to event participants.

Children can learn self-defense techniques from representatives of Kum Sung Karate. Jackson Hardware will have a display of locks to keep residents’ homes and property secure.

For the first time, the Jackson Women of Today will participate in the event. They will be collecting donations for the Jackson Food Pantry for neighbors in need.

Residents who wish to take a more direct role in keeping Jackson safe and secure can sign up for neighborhood watch groups. Everyone is encouraged to speak with Jackson police officers regarding their work in the community.

Other activities will include the first policeman coloring contest, as well as games and prizes for children of all ages. There will be a drawing for a DVD player at the end of the evening, courtesy of the Jackson ShopRite.

Township Committeeman Michael Kafton has donated free hot dogs for the event. ShopRite will provide drinks and potato chips free at no charge.