"The police force cannot fight crime without the help of the community and, now more than ever, they need the support of the people they protect," said Lisa McCormick, a mother who is outspoken about gun violence, excessive force and government corruption. "In recent months, this nation has endured far too many preventable tragedies, such as the events in Baton Rouge and Dallas where law enforcement officers who are sworn to keep us safe fell under violent attack."
"Some Americans frustrated by injustice are feeling helpless, uncertainty and fear, but violence is never the answer to conflicts in a civilized society," said McCormick. "Instead, we must commit ourselves to do everything we can to bridge divides, to heal rifts, to restore trust."

"We must bring police and communities together to ensure that every American feels respected, supported, and safe, including our poorest people and all law enforcement officers," said McCormick. "We must work to build trust between people and police."

"National Night Out is our opportunity to do just that, because we are all in this together," said McCormick. 

"I thank the men and women on the front lines – FBI, ATF, DEA, and all our police and other law enforcement agencies who are doing great work every day, confident that they recognize why we must hold them to high standards," said McCormick. "They are the boots on the ground but they don’t do it alone – it’s a partnership and citizens must do their part to help."

"I invite you - the residents, neighbors and community members – to join that partnership, to stand with us for National Night Out," said McCormick. "Be a part of the effort to make our communities safer."

McCormick said residents may contact local police for detail about events being held in the following communities: Absecon, Atlantic City, Barrington, Bayonne, Belleville, Belvidere, Bergenfield, Berkeley Twp, Berlin, Berlin Twp, Bernardsville, Blackwood, Bloomfield, Bordentown Twp, Bound Brook, Bradley Beach, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Brielle, Brigantine, Burlington, Burlington Twp, Butler, Camden, Carteret, Cedar Grove, Chatham Twp, Cherry Hill, Clementon, Cranford, Deal, Deptford Twp, Dunellen, East Orange, East Windsor Twp, Edgewater, Edison, Egg Harbor Twp, Elmwood Park, Englewood Cliffs, Estell Manor, Evesham Twp, Ewing, Fair Haven, Fair Lawn, Fairfield, Fanwood, Florence, Florham, Fort Lee, Freehold, Frenchtown, Galloway, Garfield, Glen Ridge, Gloucester Twp, Green Brook, Greenwich Twp, Haledon, Hamilton, Harrison, Hartford, Hawthorne, Helmetta, Highland Park, Hightstown, Hillsdale, Hoboken, Hopewell Twp, Hudson Co., Jackson Twp, Jersey City, Kearny, Keyport, Landing, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lawrence Twp, Leonia, Linden, Lindenwold, Little Ferry, Little Silver, Lodi, Long Beach Twp, Lower Twp, Lumberton, Madison, Marlboro Twp, Magnolia, Manalapan Twp, Maple Shade, Maplewood, Marlton, Mays Landing, Maywood, Medford Twp, Merchantville, Metuchen, Middle Twp, Middlesex, Monmouth Co., Monroe Township, Monroe Twp, Montclair, Morris County, Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel, Mullica Twp, Neptune Twp, New Brunswick, New Milford, New Providence, Newark, North Arlington, North Bergen, North Brunswick, North Plainfield, North Wildwood, Northfield, Norwood, Oak Ridge, Ocean Township, Palisades Park, Palmyra, Paramus, Parsippany, Passaic, Paterson, Pemberton Twp, Pennsville, Perth Amboy, Phillipsburg, Pine Hill, Piscataway, Plainfield, Plainsboro Twp, Plumsted Twp, Pohatcong Twp, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Rahway, Red Bank, Ringwood, Riverside, Rockaway, Roselle Park, Sea Girt, Sea Isle, Secaucus, Sewell, Somerdale, Somerville, South Brunswick, South Hackensack, South Orange, South River Boro, Spotswood, Springfield, Teaneck, Trenton, Union Co., Voorhees, Wall Twp, Washington Twp, Waterford Twp, West Long Branch, West New York, West Windsor Twp, Westampton Twp, Williamstown, Willingboro, and Winslow Twp.
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