The 30th annual National Night Out is set for Aug. 6.
National Night Out is one way to encourage residents in the Grove City community to get involved in crime prevention in the neighborhoods. The event is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Last year’s event involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states. More than 37 million people participated in National Night Out. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts and visits from local officials and law enforcement.
“We want people to enjoy themselves and have an understanding that the partnership between the community and the Grove City Division of Police is essential to creating a community where crime does not flourish,” said Police Chief Steve Robinette.
Every neighborhood in Grove City is encouraged to participate in National Night Out.
Invite your neighbors over for a cookout, play games in the yard and get to know each other.
For more information on National Night Out or other Grove City Division of Police crime-prevention initiatives, contact the crime prevention office at 277-1765.