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National Night Out in Ridge to Promote Police/Community Relations

LongIsland.com

Annual event is part of a nationwide campaign held the first Tuesday every August.

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Every year on the first Tuesday of August, communities across the country host a National Night Out to promote police-community relationships and neighborhood camaraderie. This year, the Town of Brookhaven and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department are hosting a local National Night Out event at Fireman’s Memorial Park in Ridge from 5-8pm on August 3.

 

“It’s important that residents and law enforcement become familiar with each other so we can all work together to make Brookhaven a better place to live,” said Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner.

 

National Night Out encourages adults and children to interact with members of law enforcement to help create a true sense of community. Attendees will be able to play games, win prizes and interact with vendors, organizations and members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office, firefighters and first responders. Along with the fun, there will be a DJ spinning tunes and a special New York Rangers hockey alumni appearance.

 

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon said he appreciates the ongoing support the Town of Brookhaven and the community has shown to the law enforcement community.

 

“This event gives everyone the opportunity to interact in a social way, and I know how our deputies, correction officers, and civilians enjoy the experience,” he said. “I hope many families from throughout Suffolk County will come out and have a great evening with us.”

 

Location:Town of Brookhaven’s Fireman’s Memorial Park, 724 Middle Country Road, Ridge.