National Night Out 2010 Video Recap
National Night Out a success in Hoboken
Last month, The Hoboken Community Policing Bureau hosted the second annual National Night Out on Housing Authority property on Harrison Street between 2nd and 4th.
Over 1,200 people attended – and Ben Barbro, brother of Hoboken Police Officer Jim Barbro shot and edited a video recap of this year’s event. A positive view of what Hoboken can do as a community.
See original announcement after the break…
Hoboken Community Policing hosts 2010 National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, the Hoboken Police Community Policing Unit will be hosting National Night Out, and they invite every resident to come out and enjoy the festivities.
National Night Out is a nationwide event where the police and public join together in a night of festivities, out on city streets, to encourage crime prevention techniques, speak out against crime and violence, and show the unity of the police and residents working together to make safer communities.
For the 2nd year in a row, the event will be held in the Hoboken Housing Authority Properties, on Harrison Street, between 2nd to 4th. Last year over 1,000 residents attended. The event is held from 5pm till 9pm.
This year’s event coordinators, Sergeant James Marnell, Officer James Barbro and Officer William Oquendo, have put together a great line-up of guests and attractions.
Some of the featured events include: The Hoboken Police Department showing bike safety techniques, providing free helmets to kids and registering bikes for residents of all ages, giving out many National Night Out gifts, and performing a “don’t drink and drive” demonstration with the use of special DWI goggles. The Hoboken Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) will also be in attendance.
The Hoboken Fire Department will be performing a Jaws of Life demonstration, and they will have giveaways for the children.
Other agencies scheduled to attend are: the New Jersey Transit Police Department, the Port Authority of NY/NJ Police Department, The New Jersey State Police, the U.S. Army and National Guard, U.S. Customs, the Hudson County Domestic Violence Response Team, Partners in Prevention, and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Two other special participants for the evening include: Executive Director Carmelo Garcia and the Hoboken Housing Authority, and Gungi Acevedo from the Save the Youth Program.
There will also be two DJs, blow up rides for kids, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs, hamburgers, and many beverages to keep everyone cool on the summer evening.