Spring Lake Heights police host National Night Out

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Spring Lake Heights Police Department held its second annual National Night Out on Sunday, Aug.6, featuring music, food, children's activities and more. HOPE PATTI THE COAST STAR

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — The Spring Lake Heights [SLH] Police Department held its second annual National Night Out at Allaire Road Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6. 

The event, always held on the first Tuesday in August, is a national night out against crime. On a local level, the event gives residents the opportunity to meet the borough police officers, meet neighbors and enjoy a community event. 

Police Chief Ed Gunnell said he was “thrilled with the turnout” and was glad that SLH residents could “have a nice relaxing evening.”

“I think it’s a success. My big thing was to get everybody out in one spot and make it very easy for them to eat, have their kids play, not have to pay a dime for it and come out and meet neighbors that they wouldn’t normally hang out with.

“I’m thankful for all the work that the guys [officers] put in and I’m very thankful for the work that the DPW put in,” Chief Gunnell said. “Our Public Works Department made the park look as nice as it does now and their help, as much as all the officers at the police department, made this a success.”

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