National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

The Bernardsville Police Department will be participating in National Night Out on August 1st, 2023 from 6:30pm to dusk. The event will be held at the Bernardsville Polo Grounds, which are located at 141 Seney Drive, Bernardsville, NJ.
The National Night Out program was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984. The event serves to foster crime and drug prevention awareness and promotes positive police-community partnerships.
Residents are invited attend this free community event in support of National Night Out. The event provides an opportunity for residents to meet members of the Police Department and members of our local emergency services. The event also will feature crime prevention information, a showcase of public safety & community programs, and a display of emergency vehicles.
After dusk, Downtown Bernardsville, will be showing "The Incredibles" as part of their Summer Flick Night Series. Additional activities include: face painting, coloring station, obstacle course, bounce house, Touch a Truck Event, Police K9 demonstration, and light food and drinks will be served. 
The King of Kings Worship Center will be present to collect food and baby essentials to help needy members of our local community. We strongly encourage people attending the event to participate by bringing a donation of non-perishable food items to the event.
Examples of needed items are:
-Non-Perishable food items 
-Baby Diapers (various sizes)
-Baby Formula
In the event of inclement weather, a rain date of August 2nd will be utilized.
We would like to thank our sponsors KenRent and The Coffee Shop for their support in making this a great event.