BRADLEY BEACH — National Night Out Against Crime brought the police department, fire department, EMS and residents to the beachfront Tuesday evening for a night of food, fun and community building.
National Night Out is a nationwide event held every first Tuesday in August designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
“It’s all about crime prevention,” Chief of Police Leonard Guida told The Coast Star.
“It’s just a great night out to educate the people on crime prevention,” Chief Guida said, adding, “There’s a wonderful group here and we want everyone to be as safe as they possibly can be.”
Hot dogs and hamburgers were on the grill, and there was pizza, sandwiches and donuts for all.
The evening featured face-painting, a dunk tank, Star Wars characters presented by 501st Legion and tables with resources for the community.
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