August 2, 2021
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–For the sixth consecutive year, Robbinsville Township Mayor Mayor Dave Fried signed an Executive Order July 28 declaring August 1-7, 2021 “Police Appreciation Week” throughout the Township.
New, hybrid color first responders flags are being flown at the Municipal Building, Police Department and Fire Department, while blue lights will be prominently featured at all municipal buildings.
Residents and businesses are invited to show their support and appreciation for our law enforcement officers with blue ribbons and/or Navy blue lights adorning their properties beginning Sunday, August 1 through Saturday, August 7. Local businesses wishing to show their support with window signs can pick them up at the Township municipal building at 2298 Route 33, or at Police Headquarters at 1117 Route 130 North.
“Showing our appreciation to police officers in Robbinsville and across the country, men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day, is something we are very passionate about,’’ Mayor Fried said.
National Night Out (NNO) will be held tomorrow, August 3 in coordination with “Police Appreciation Week” after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
“Police Appreciation Week” was first instituted by Mayor Fried via Executive Order in 2016.
Since that time, Robbinsville Township has invested in the only training facility in New Jersey teaching shoot/don’t shoot de-escalation techniques because we want the best-trained officers in order to avoid worst-case outcomes. RTPD community policing efforts, “Coffee With a Cop” sessions, the C.A.R.E. program, rewarding kids with ice cream citations for wearing bicycle helmets and the implementation of the S.A.F.E. (Secure Awareness for First Encounters) registry to help officers interact with members of the community who have autism or other communication disabilities, are considered a model any department can be proud to emulate.