Camden County Police Department hosts National Night Out events (PHOTOS)

National Night Out in Camden, Aug. 2, 2022

The Camden County Police Department and Camden County Board of Commissioners hosted several Metro and Community National Night Out events Tuesday night in Camden City.

National Night Out is a nationwide event which promotes positive relationships between police departments and the communities they serve.

National Night Out in Camden, Aug. 2, 2022

K-9 Officer Legend greets a group of children after a K-9 demonstration during Camden County Police Department’s National Night Out at Farnham Park in Camden, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media

The event at Farnham Park featured demonstrations by K-9s Legend and Mega, numerous games and activities for kids, and refreshments. CCPD Chief Gabriel Rodriguez was on hand to help with raffling off four bicycles, and at sunset, the movie “Encanto” was shown.

There were three other locations in the city with National Night Out celebrations as well — Mi Casa Village, McGuire Gardens and Staley Park.

Metro police officers were available to meet with children and community members at each location, where there were giveaways and free Mister Softee ice cream.

National Night Out in Camden, Aug. 2, 2022

Camden County Police Department’s National Night Out at Farnham Park in Camden, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media

“We know that community policing works and National Night Out is just another opportunity for us to continue bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. in a press release.

“Our officers are committed to acting as guardians of these neighborhoods and are working with the children and families in the city on a daily basis to create an unbreakable bond for the future.”

For more images, click on the Camden National Night Out photo gallery above.

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Lori M. Nichols may be reached at [email protected].

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