K9, bomb squad, child ID programs, more at Cresskill Public Safety Night

SHOUT OUT: Cresskill police and recreation officials are planning a jam-packed Public Safety Night extravaganza on Saturday, with everything from a K9 unit, bomb squad and two emergency helicopters to Otto the Auto, Sparky the Fire Dog and a valuable free program that can aid in the identification and recovery of missing children.

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

Even with Oradell’s Dive Team, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification unit and the county Prosecutor’s Computer Crimes Unit, there will still be plenty more attractions at the second annual event.

WHAT: Cresskill Public Safety Night

WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Saturday


WHERE: Swim Club parking lot, 100 3rd Street

(RAIN DATE: Sept. 28)

The Masonic Child Identification Programs (CHIP) is provided by the Fulton-Friendship Masonic Lodge of Park Ridge and Tenafly, producing kits for parents that include a photograph, video tape interview, fingerprints and a dental imprint that captures the child’s DNA and scent.

No information is retained by the Masons.

There will also be a DJ, face painter, rides, free food and drinks donated by local businesses and the Sheriff’s Office.

Public Safety Night was organized to help teach residents, particularly children, on how to respond to emergencies.

“It’s a great way to educate and teach kids about safety and equip them with prevention tips,” Officer Charles Franke told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. “It’s also a night for the community to come out and learn more about what we do every day and what assets we have available to us.”

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