Carteret Wins Award For National Night Out Program

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CARTERET – For the eight straight year, the borough is a national award winner for its participation in the National Nigh Out crime, drug and violence prevention program.

The Carteret Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit organizes the National Night Out event, which was held this year on Aug. 3. Over 800 people took part.

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“It is an honor for Carteret to be chosen as an award winner out of over 14,000 communities who took part across the nation,” said Susan Skoczypiec, coordinator of Carteret’s 2010 National Night Out project. “It was the combination of everyone who participated and volunteered their help that made it the success it was. We look forward to next year being even bigger and better.

The award was presented by the National Association of Town Watch, the national sponsor of the National Night Out project. Across the country, 47 towns with populations between 15,000-49,999 won awards. Carteret was one of four in New Jersey.

The criteria for the award include overall campaign, neighborhood participation, law enforcement involvement, media and promotional campaign, special events and post project report.


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