The City of Bayonne hosted National Night Out at DiDomenico Park on 16th Street, where law enforcement and the surrounding community celebrated together at the outreach and awareness event.
By Sibrena Geraldino Stowe/Hudson County View
Mayor Jimmy Davis, Councilmen Gary LaPelusa and Sal Gullace, Chief of Police Drew Niekrasz and Public Safety Director Robert Kubert, along with numerous New Jersey state troopers and local police officers were present – engaging with residents of all ages.
While this event was organized to bring the community together, it was also an opportunity for residents to meet and greet both, the elected officials and the heads of the city’s police force.
A DJ played Top 40 music, while parents and children played games, enjoyed rides, ate free snacks and explored police vehicles.
Officers gave away literature about safety and police exam information for residents interested in taking the police exam or to pass along the information to a prospect since the New Jersey Civil Service Commission is accepting applicants until August 30.
A free community outreach publication was given out with tips on preventing crimes, fire facts, senior safety and an open letter from Police Chief Niekrasz to the the residents and visitors.
“In order to achieve this standard of excellence, we must work together as a community collectively, hand in hand,” wrote Niekrasz.