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7/31/2013 - Hamilton Police Division to Celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013



Hamilton Police Division to Celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 


Join Mayor Kelly A. Yaede and Chief of Police James W. Collins as the community of Hamilton Township stands up against crime. 

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, the Hamilton Police will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of NATIONAL NIGHT OUT with an event open to the public at Hamilton Township Police Headquarters from 5:00 pm through 7:00 pm.   

National Night Out 2013 will involve over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, over 36 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night out against Crime” on August 6th.   

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  • Send a message to criminals by letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


“National Night Out is symbolic of the many proactive and cooperative crime prevention efforts that our Hamilton Township Police Division takes each day, in partnership with our law-abiding citizens.  I look forward to joining with many of our residents at this annual event and encourage everyone’s participation in our township’s community policing efforts.  Together, we will send a clear message to criminals that Hamilton Township is united in keeping our community safe,” says Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly A. Yaede. 


“National Night Out is a great opportunity for all Hamilton residents to interact firsthand with not only Hamilton Police Division personnel, but with other first responders from Hamilton and Mercer County.  National Night Out is a wonderful way to build good relationships with the residents we serve every day.  Without the trust of the residents and their help in reporting suspicious activity and crime, the bad guys win” added Chief of Police James W. Collins.


From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on August 6th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Hamilton and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with their neighbors in a show of solidarity and as an exhibit of community support against crime and illegal drug activity during our nation-wide National Night Out event. 


During the event, residents can view displays from various units within the Hamilton Police Division, including an interactive SWAT Team display, DARE/GREAT officers,  Officer Friendly representatives, children’s fingerprinting, Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch, Crime Scene Investigators, Emergency Response Team and the Traffic Unit.  Representatives from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Canine Unit and Programs Unit, the Hamilton Township Animal Control Unit, Mercer County Prosecutors Office, Colonial Fire Company, Nottingham Ambulance Squad and several other local organizations and businesses are also scheduled to attend.  


In addition to the informational displays, there will be kid’s games and prizes along with a dunk tank and an air slide. Food and beverages will be provided as well as water ice as long as supplies last.  Parking is available on the Municipal Court side of the building.

For more information, please contact the Community Policing Unit.

Detective Quincy Hendryx (609) 581-4021

Officer Steven Gould (609) 581-4034