August 4th is America’s Night Out against crime. Three North Delaware communities jump on board to recognize National Night Out, Tuesday August 4, 2015 with a mission to connect and promote safer communities for all. Get IN-volved.
“It’s a good way for the community to meet police officers in a more relaxed atmosphere,” said Cpl. James Spadola, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department. Tuesday’s event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Academy Street between Main Street and Delaware Avenue. NPD will be joined by the University of Delaware Police Department and Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. For more info, visit National Night Out in Newark
First ever National Night Out hosted by Middletown Police Department. “There is going to be a lot of socializing – neighbors are going to meet neighbors – and being able to meet the first responders that work in their communities,” said Middletown Police Department Cpl. Scott Saunders, who is helping to organize the event. Several area law enforcement agencies including Delaware State Police, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco, as well as fire departments of Middletown and Townsend. For details, visit National Night Out in Middletown
“The National Night Out event provides tremendous benefits in helping local communities connect with police in a joint effort to make city neighborhoods safer,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Through events like National Night Out, police-community partnerships are growing stronger and more residents are becoming involved and engaged in local prevention programs.” The Wilmington Police Department’s Mobile Mini Station and members of the Community Policing Unit, along with the Special Operations Division School Resource Officers and K-9 Handlers will be in attendance. For details, visit National Night Out in Wilmington
National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August as America’s night out against crime, the nation’s premiere crime prevention event to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie in the fight for a safer nation.
National Association of Town Watch sponsors National Night Out, which now involves over 37 million people across 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. NATW is the non-profit organization behind National Night Out, dedicated to development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals devoted to safer communities. The association works to keep crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated.
The traditional “lights on” campaign and front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies, marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations, and seminars in effort to heighten awareness, enhance community relations and send a message to criminals – letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back!
Learn more, visit National Night Out and NATW sites