Tuesday, July 7, 2015

National Night Out set for Tuesday, August 4

July 7, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is inviting all residents and neighborhood associations to go all out in planning their neighborhood parties on Tuesday, Aug. 4!

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together in support of crime prevention during an evening full of fun for all ages.

“Building a sense of community during National Night Out helps to strengthen the partnership between citizens and law enforcement,” said Community, Youth and Intervention Services Captain Angela Greene. “That fellowship becomes a powerful crime fighting weapon, motivating people to help and look out for one another.”

Richmond has historically been ranked in the top 10 among cities its size across the country for National Night Out participation. Registered participants are the key to that ranking. To register your National Night Out event, visit our website, www.richmondgov.com/police, and click on the 2015 National Night Out logo.

We hope citizens will also join Richmond Police and Target stores for a National Night Out Kickoff Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, at the Forest Hill Avenue Target, 7107 Forest Hill Ave. Officers will be on hand with crime prevention materials and children’s fingerprinting ID kits. The festive atmosphere also will include free food.

National Night Out is a night designed to forge strong relationships between neighborhoods and police. The annual party also helps police officers and citizens work together to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention. For more information about National Night Out, please visit http://www.natw.org/