LETTER: Hoboken police leadership thanks everyone involved with successful National Night Out


In a letter to the editor, leadership from the Hoboken Police Department is thanking everyone involved with another successful National Night Out last week.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Dear Editor,

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, our department, in partnership with Stevens Campus Police Department, held its annual National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs at Church Square Park located on 4th and Garden Street.

Over 1,500 residents of all ages and all areas of town joined the police department for a festive night which focused on bringing the police and the community together. The event was coordinated by Lt. Gigante and numerous members of the Hoboken Police Department.

This event provided a great array of food, activities, giveaways and demonstrations which made the entire night a wonderful success.

The night would not have been possible without the contributions of all the vendors and participants.

Chief Ferrante and Lt. Gigante would like to thank the following contributors: Inserra Shop-Rite, Acme, Peerless Beverages, Halifax (for sponsoring our photo booth), Royal Entertainment, Gringo’s Tacos and Nigel’s Hot Dogs for their delicious food, Slomin’s Shield Ice Cream truck, Officer Phil Program, Maid in Hoboken and Paragon Painters for their sponsorship, Choc-O-Pain, City Bistro, KTU 103.5, DJ Taz (Feliciano Santos-HPD Dispatcher) and Kelly Frey for providing an exciting and upbeat soundtrack all night and Branding Shorts for capturing the special moments of the event through video for an amazing memory for all.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following people who made this night special for everyone: Mayor Bhalla and Staff, HPD Lieutenant Petrosino, HPD Sergeant Montanez, Officers Fesken, Depascale, Bates, Hatfield, Albert, Zezatarski and Retired Officer Robert Truppner.

Also, the City of Hoboken Department of Public Works, Parks Department, the Hoboken Parking Utility and Traffic Control Officers, NJ Towing for their vehicle donation for the HFD Jaws of Life demonstration, Chief Crimmins and the Hoboken Fire Department, Hoboken CERT, and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

A special thank you to Stevens Institute of Technology and Chief Griffin and the Stevens Campus Police Department for partnering with the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Police  Department to make this event possible every year.

We would like to also thank Superintendent of Schools Dr. Johnson, Assistant Superintendent Rodriguez-Gomez, Mr. Mark Mautone, Hoboken Board of Education Director of Facilities Tim Calligy for the utilization of Demerast School and all the dedicated custodial staff. Also, thank you to all the government agencies, non-profit organizations and local businesses for your support and participation.

Lastly, the members of the Hoboken Police Department, especially the event coordinators, want to thank every resident who attended the evening’s celebration, making it a huge success and continuing the invaluable relationship between the police department and the community.

We look forward to working with you next year!

Officer Anthony Fesken #110

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