Carteret Wins 7th Straight National Night Out Award

CARTERET—The Carteret Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit was selected as a national award winner by the National Association of Town Watch, for its outstanding participation in the “26th Annual National Night Out 2009” crime, drug and violence prevention program. The National Association of Town Watch is the national sponsor of the National Night-Out Project.

Carteret won in Category 4, which is for towns of population 15,000 – 49,999. This was the seventh consecutive year Carteret won the award. There were 54 towns from across the country chosen in this category, three of them from New Jersey. According to the National Association of Town Watch, there were hundreds of entries in this category.


Winners must meet various criteria to be chosen. They are chosen based on the overall campaign, neighborhood participation, law enforcement involvement, media and promotional campaign, special events, and post project report.

This year’s event was the largest ever involving 36.7 million people in 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. Over 800 adults and children in the Borough of Carteret took part.

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