Mayor Fried invites the Robbinsville community to tie blue ribbons around their mailboxes and swap out their white porch lights for blue. Local businesses (and residents) can prominently display “We Support Law Enforcement” (a limited supply courtesy of Triangle Copy will be available at the Township Municipal Building and Police Headquarters), while all Township buildings will be adorned in blue.

Police Appreciaiton Week in Robbinsville corresponds annually with “National Night Out,” which will be held on Tuesday, August 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RTPD Complex (1117 Route 130 N).

“National Night Out” is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. NNO provides a wonderful opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Robbinsville continues to invest in the only 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.

Our community policing efforts, which include “Coffee with a Cop” and “Cone with a Cop” sessions, the C.A.R.E. program, Ice Cream Reward Program, the very successful Summer Youth Academy and 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 a model any law enforcement department would be proud to emulate.

Congratulations to RTPD Dispatchers Kathy O'Connor and Kathy Murr, who each retired July 1 following a comned 55 years of service to our town. We wish them well in retirement!