Monday, July 31, 2017

National Night Out

July 31, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is gearing up to celebrate National Night Out tomorrow, the biggest city-wide party of the year, and all city residents are invited to participate.

The annual event, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, brings police and neighbors together in support of crime prevention during an evening full of fun for all ages. A strong partnership between the citizens and law enforcement is a powerful tool in fighting crime which begins with building a sense of community. 

Numerous National Night Out events will be hosted throughout the Richmond area. To find an event near your neighborhood, visit

“When neighbors get together at these block parties they get to know one another,” said Sgt. Carol Adams with the Community Care Unit. “The relationships that form can be a powerful weapon in fighting crime because they become motived to help each other by keeping an eye on each other and their properties.”

National Night Out is a night designed to forge strong relationships between neighborhoods and police. The annual event also helps police officers and citizens work together to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention.