The Lakewood, NJ, Police Department will hold its annual Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Pine Park, Lakewood. Night Out Against Crime, established in 1994, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes positive police and community relationships among many agencies.
Lakewood School Resource Officer Alex Guzman organized this event at which 4,000 or more people attend so that police departments and other emergency personnel can meet the public and provide information, helping to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live.
Attendees will receive a free raffle ticket with a chance to win a free bicycle. Enjoy free food and Kosher refreshments; demonstrations by the Ocean County Sheriff Department’s K9 division and the SWAT team; shows, such as free motorcycle show and a Lakewood First Aid extrication demo; giveaways, including water bottles and reflector belts, among others; Traveling Tykes rides and horse rides; a, LCSW bike registration, and free fingerprinting by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.
The N.J. State Police are flying in a helicopter that will land on the baseball field. On display will be vehicles from the DPW, Chaverim, Hatzolah, Lakewood EMS, New Jersey Police Department and the Lakewood Fire Department, and many more.
The evening will end with a surprise special closing ceremony organized by Jeff Shapiro, supervisor of the Lakewood Recreation Department.
People, agencies, and businesses that donated goods or services include 1 Stop Wraps, 123 Auto Deals, 4 Corners Bagel, 7 Eleven – Route 9, Aisle 9, Akardy’s Auto Mechanic, Bagel Nosh, Barina Automotive, Best Liquors, BMI Toys, BP Print Group, Center of Town, Champion Contracting, Xmas Tree Shop, Clayton Block, Clearpoint Services LLC, Costco, D-Lux, Eat-a-Pita, Elite Emergency Lights, Entemann’s (Bimbo Bakeries), Epstein’s Meat, Exxon-Route 70, Exxon-Countyline & Route 9, Exxon on the Go-Route 88, Farm Fresh, Farmers Market Howell, Fishing Line, FoodEx, Four Seasons Car Wash, Gelbsteins Bakery, Gingerbread Cookies, Glatt Bite, Glatt Gourmet, Golden Fluff, Gourmet Glatt, Greenwald Caterers, Heimishe Bake Shoppe, Herrs, Home Depot, Investors Bank, Ippolitos Pizzeria, J II Pizza, Jerusalem Glatt, Just 4 Wheels, Kollel Foods, Kosher Village, Kosher West, Lakewood PBA Local #71, Lakewood Shopper, Lakewood SOA, Matzav.com, Mister Cookie Face, NPGS, Pine Belt, Pinecone Liquors Pizza on Wheels, Pizza Place, Pizza Plus, Pizzale, Redmount Equities, Seasons Kosher Supermarket, Shop Rite, Singin Lakewood, Snapple, Spirits Unlimited North, Staples, Stop n Shop, Super Stop, TD Bank, The Lakewood Scoop, The Vineyard, The Wine Academy, Tilton Body Works, Town & Country Bakery, Toys 4 U, Twin City Jewelers, Two Rivers Title Company LLC, Village Pizza, Walmart of Howell Twp., Watchung Water, Yitz Auto Body, Yussi’s Deli and Grill, and Wawa Squankum.
Attendees and many exhibitors include Chaveirim, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Division of Youth & Family Services, Georgian Court University, Hatzolah Emergency Medical Services, Investors Bank, Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch (LCSW), Lakewood Fire Department, Lakewood First Aid & Emergency Squad, Lakewood Police Dept. Special Operations Division, Lakewood Police Dept. Special Response Team, Lakewood Police Dept. Traffic & Safety Division, Lakewood Resource & Referral Center (LRRC), Lakewood Township Committee, Lakewood Township Dept. of EMS, Lakewood Township Inspection Dept., Lakewood Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Lakewood Township Office of Emergency Management, Lakewood Township Public Works, Misaskim, NJ Army National Guard, NJ State Police, NJ Transit Police, Ocean County College, Ocean County Health Department, Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Senator Robert Singer’s Office, St. Barnabas Medical Center, TD Bank, Toys 4 U, US Department of Homeland Security National.