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Atlantic City police to host community barbecues

Atlantic City police to host community barbecues

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Police officers man the grill Aug. 6, 2019, during Atlantic City’s National Night Out at Pop Lloyd Stadium.

ATLANTIC CITY — The Police Department’s Neighborhood Coordination Unit has scheduled two community events this week for resort residents.

“Come join us for some socially distanced fun as we host two community BBQs,” according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. “We’ll have food, drinks and a backpack give-away.”

The barbecues are scheduled for Monday and Thursday, broken up by the city’s wards, according to the post. Both will run from noon to 3 p.m.

The event for the 1st through 3rd wards is scheduled for Monday at Brown’s Memorial Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bacharach boulevards, police said. The 4th through 6th wards’ event will be held Thursday at Pete Pallitto Field, Fairmount and North Sovereign avenues.

Masks are required, officials said.

The neighborhood coordination officers, or NCOs, started in May 2019 after officials assigned two officers to each of the city’s six political wards and four to community outreach. Part of a policing initiative to increase safety in the city while building up the relationship between officers and the community, it was funded by $7.5 million from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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