PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | McGruff the Crime Dog poses for a photo as part of National Night Out.
Riverhead police officers and McGruff the Crime Dog toured the town Tuesday night as part of National Night Out, an anti-crime neighborhood watch program now in its 30th year.
National Night Out encourages residents to connect with neighbors and remain alert in their communities. Riverhead police officers split into two teams to visit six block parties Tuesday night.
The winners of this year’s National Night Out poster contest.
The Riverhead Town Board also announced six winners of the annual National Night Out poster contest, who won certificates to mini-golf, Splish Splash and other prizes courtesy of Schwing Electric:
5 & 6-year-old age group:
1st Place: Kristina Langhorne, 6
2nd Place: Alivia Swiatosha, 5
7 & 8-year-old age group:
1st Place: Kenny O’Brien, 8
2nd Place: Riley Oak, 7
9 – 12-year-old age group:
1st Place: Sarai Velazquez, 11
2nd Place: Marissa Freeman, 11
Watch below as Lt. Rick Boden and new police officer David Von Voigt greet residents on Jerome Circle and hand out gifts as part of the event.