Don’t forget to register your Night Out block party! The deadline for registration is Tuesday, July 28.
What is the Night Out? It’s part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) event that raises awareness about crime and drug prevention. Each year neighborhoods, community organizations, youth organizations, apartment complexes and businesses throughout Spokane are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the NNO.
The nationwide NNO event takes place on Tuesday, August 4 this year. It’s sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Spokane C.O.P.S. All told, it involves over 16,250 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. Over 38.1 million people are expected to participate in 2015.
The purpose of the NNO is to
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
- Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts.
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
- Send a message to criminals, letting them know neighbors are organized and fighting back
You and your neighborhood, apartment community, mobile home park, organization or business can join Spokane C.O.P.S. by hosting a variety of special events such as a block party, cookouts, ice cream social, youth activities, visits from McGruff, police and fire departments, city council and so on.
Register your block party today by filling out the online registration form at the Spokane C.O.P.S. website or by picking up a form at your local C.O.P.S. Shop. In Emerson-Garfield, the nearest location is C.O.P.S. North Central (630 W Shannon).
You can ask for more information on NNO and local Night Out events in person or by calling Spokane C.O.P.S. at (509) 625-3301.