Kids will get an up-close look at a wide variety of police and safety equipment during National Night Out in Sea Isle City. Shown with SICPD Patrolman Matthew Mehlhouse in 2015 were brothers Bryce McManus, 8, and Gavin McManus, 7, of Oreland, PA.

Excursion Park Band Shell, located at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. As is the case in towns and cities throughout the country, the focus of Sea Isle’s National Night Out is to increase awareness for important police programs, such as drug prevention, avoiding juvenile alcohol use, and other anti-crime efforts.

Sea Isle City’s National Night Out will feature complementary snacks and other give-aways, as well as a variety of free activities, including face painters, inflatable bounce houses, a family photo booth, games, live music and other enjoyment.  There will also be a dunk tank, which will raise funds for Mayor Desiderio’s 2017 Holiday Toy and Food Drive.

Families will also enjoy a variety of interactive law enforcement and safety displays, manned by representatives from Sea Isle City’s Fire Department, Ambulance Corps and Beach Patrol, as well as the Cape May County’s Sheriff’s Office, Prosecutor’s Office and S.W.A.T. Team.  At the SICPD table, officers will allow people to try-on special goggles that show how severely alcohol impairs basic functions.

After the National Night Out activities end at 8:00 p.m., everyone can settle-in for a free showing of The LEGO Batman Movie, which will begin at dusk at Excursion Park. Families are reminded to bring folding chairs or beach blankets to recline on the park’s lawn during the movie.

Pictured during Sea Isle City’s 2015 National Night Out are, at that time,(from left) Ryan Brosius, 11, Connor Brosius, 11, Makenzie Lehto, 10 , Colton Lehto, 8, and Tyler Brosius, all of Gloucester County, NJ

To learn more about Sea Isle City’s National Night Out, visit the Sea Isle City Police Department’s Facebook page or go to