Neighborhoods across the county will be holding events to get to know each better on the evening of Tuesday, August 4, 2009. If you live in Seattle, you can register your "block party" with the Seattle Police Department. Our neighborhood in West Seattle has enjoyed this chance to get together for the past couple of years with a fun pot luck with someone from the SPD stopping by to answer our questions, informing us of recent crime trends or things to be aware of.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- 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.
It's not too late to plan an event for your neighborhood. Being aware and knowing your neighbors is a great first step in preventing crime. You can start by contacting you local police department.
If you know of a local Neighborhood Night Out event, please share it with us and post it in the comment section.
Update: I'll add neighborhood events as I receive them via comments to the body of this post.
High Point in West Seattle, will be holding a large Night Out event at Commons Park.
Kenmore City Hall from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Join the Kenmore Police Department at the annual National Night Out Against Crime event. The police chief will barbeque hamburgers and hotdogs for Kenmore citizens. Information will be available on block watches, house checks, personal safety, fingerprinting and ID cards for kids, bicycle registration cards and home fire prevention. FREE!