National Night Out

North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release

Chief William Parenti

July 31 , 2013

North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is pleased to announce that the department’s tenth annual National Night Out celebration and Public Safety Vehicle expo will be held on Tuesday, August 6.  The year’s event will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the municipal parking lot across from the Municipal Building at 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield. 

Plans include a display of public safety emergency equipment from the North Plainfield Police Department, and the North Plainfield Fire Department.  Handouts and pamphlets will also be available on such timely topics as domestic violence; gang awareness; identity theft; block watch associations; and crime prevention.

This year, as an added bonus for borough residents, a document shredding vehicle will be on site, courtesy of Safeguard Document Shredding of Manalapan, New Jersey.  Borough residents will be permitted to bring at no cost two shopping bags of private paper they would like shredded to safeguard against identity theft.     

All borough residents are invited to attend, and meet with the department’s personnel.  The North Plainfield PBA will be hosting a barbeque with free hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian ices and sodas for all in attendance.  There will also be party favors for the community’s children.   Come share a hot dog and soda with your local police officer Chief Parenti said. 

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches.  The event is expected to attract more than 30 million people nationwide.  The idea of the program has evolved into fostering a partnership between local law enforcement and the community residents.  By working in concert, crime can be reduced and the quality of life that a community enjoys improved.  Chief Parenti said:  “National Night Out brings public safety personnel in contact with the community in a relaxed, informative and fun manner.”



William G. Parenti
Chief of Police

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North Plainfield Police Dept.
263 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, N.J. 07060
(908) 769-2920
Fax (908) 769-8406